Did you notice the Irony? (# 5) Egypt’s constitutional conundrum

When Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi issued an edict according to which the judiciary would henceforth no longer be able to review the government’s actions, the judges  – understandably – wanted to protest against this far-reaching usurpation of executive powers.

“These judges are making it really easy for me.”

What sophisticated method of protest did the learned judges devise? Exactly: the judges went on strike.

Dear judges of Egypt: When the head of the executive branch tries to sideline the judiciary, it really won’t impress him much if the judges will stop working. That’s exactly what he wanted! You should work, review and rule more, not less.

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a writer, a spy or a hobo.
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2 Responses to Did you notice the Irony? (# 5) Egypt’s constitutional conundrum

  1. So, you’re saying that the workers striking outside Wal-Mart, who actually BEGGED people to go in and shop, had missed the point of their strike? Or is this more like the CEO of Hostess who, upon finding that unions were going to strike because the company was running out of money, immediately gave himself a 300% pay increase?
    This is the problem I had with the so-called “Arab Spring”. Starting a revolution isn’t too hard – it’s making sure you know who’s gonna run things AFTER the revolution that you need to worry about. (For further expansion of this issue, see Libya. Or Cromwell in England. :D )

  2. Pingback: Did you notice the Irony? (9) Egypt | The Happy Hermit

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