Morsi and senior judges met for nearly five
Morsi and senior judges met for nearly five hours to discuss their differences after the president declared that his office was free from judicial oversight. Morsi told judges that the decree was meant to be temporary and mainly aimed at shielding the Louis Vuitton UK long-troubled constitutional assembly from any judicial attempt to disband it. Presidential spokesman Yasser Ali said after the meeting that Morsi's decree was not designed to "infringe" on the judiciary, suggesting not all of the president's actions would be immune from court review. The Supreme Judicial Council on Saturday condemned Morsi's expanded powers as an "unprecedented attack" on the courts. And Monday's talks did not seem to soften the sentiment of some council members. "Our meeting with the president has failed to contain the crisis," Abdelrahman Bahloul, a member of the judicial council, told the newspaper Al Masry al Youm. "The statement issued by the presidency is frail and does not represent the members of the council."