Last week it was widely reported that Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi was an essential element in brokering a cease-fire between Gaza and Israel. Yet within days of that victory and display of diplomacy, President Morsi was reported to take an unprecedented grab for power by making a number of decrees that would go directly against the concept of a "democratic" government. One of the most troubling decrees was that there would be no judicial review of his decisions until a new Parliament was elected. As of yesterday, reports are that President Morsi and the judiciary have reached an agreement that only his decisions that involved "sovereign matters" would be immune from judicial review. What remains to be seen is what issues will be determined to fall under that umbrella. Also, how disputes on the issue of "sovereign matters" between Morsi and the judiciary will be resolved.
Read the link below to a story from Huffington Post about the compromise between President Morsi and the judiciary.