Monday, December 03, 2012

Struggle over the power of judicial review in Egypt

The concept of judicial review (Courts can overrule the actions of the other branches of government when those  actions are deemed inconsistent with the supreme law of the land--Constitution) is long- and well-established in the U.S.  Arguably, that concept has helped make the U.S. the freest nation on the planet.  Egypt is currently struggling with this concept.  The outcome could be crucial in shaping the future of Egypt.

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