Egypt court to examine president's decree next week
CAIRO - Agence France-Presse
A handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency shows Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi (R) speaking to his supporters, as he delivers a speech, next to the Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt, 23 November 2012. EPA photoEgypt's administrative court will next week examine a case demanding the cancellation of a decree issued by President Mohamed Morsi granting himself sweeping powers, an official said on Monday.
Abdel Meguid al-Moqannen, the deputy chief of the State Council, said more than 12 lawsuits had been filed and that the case would be examined on December 4, the MENA news agency reported.
Morsi issued a constitutional declaration on Thursday that said no court can challenge any of his decisions or laws, effectively placing him beyond judicial review.