DEFIANT

Morsi: I’m ‘Legitimate President’

Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi’s murder trial began Monday under tight security—and the trial was promptly delayed until January. Morsi defiantly told the court he is the “legitimate president,” while also refusing to wear a uniform while he and his 14 codefendants chanted "illegal, illegal." Morsi and the 14 otherMuslim Brotherhood figures are charged with inciting the killing of protesters outside the presidential palace in 2012. The trial had been due to take place at the Tora prison, but had moved to another location in Cairo in an apparent attempt to ward off protests. That didn’t work. Protests still took place outside Cairo’s High Court and the Supreme Constitutional Court in the south.