Egypt's New Leaders Target Judges' Power

(Wall Street Journal) Matt Bradley - Egypt's new Muslim Brotherhood-backed government plans to cut powers of the country's judicial system, in a move that would limit a major check on the Islamist organization's growing political power. The government is considering restricting courts' authority and culling anti-Islamist judges appointed by the ousted regime of Hosni Mubarak, officials say. Egypt's courts have remained the sole political authority not dominated by the Brotherhood. Egypt's new minister of justice, Ahmed Mekki, said purging courts of Mubarak-era jurists marks another step in Egypt's revolution.

2012-08-20 00:00:00

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