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Egypt court hits back at president

Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court accused President Mohammed Morsi on Wednesday of taking part in a campaign against the court, heightening tensions between the Islamist leader and parts of the judiciary.

 

"The really sad thing that has pained the members of this court is when the president of the republic joined, in a painful surprise, the campaign of continuous attack on the Constitutional Court," said the court's spokesman, Maher Samy. Morsi has angered much of the judiciary with a decree that extends his powers and puts his decisions beyond legal review. (Reuters)