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Egyptian judges protest referendum

Say they won’t monitor vote on draft constitution

CAIRO — In the latest challenge to President Mohammed Morsi, the main association of Egyptian judges announced Tuesday that 90 percent of its members will refuse to monitor the referendum set for Saturday on an Islamist-backed draft constitution.

The action is meant to protest the draft and the president’s decree, since withdrawn, that temporarily set his decisions beyond the reach of judicial review.

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