Egypt's political crisis deepens

Egypt has plunged deeper into its worst political crisis since President Mohamed Morsi took office in June. 

Egyptian judges have openly been at loggerheads with President Morsi since he issued a decree last month placing both his decisions and the charter panel beyond their scrutiny. 

Now, they have refused to oversee a referendum that's due in less than two weeks on a controversial new constitution drafted by an Islamist-dominated panel. 

The announcement came after Egypt's top court began an open-ended strike in the face of a mass protest outside the courthouse by supporters of President Morsi. 

For more on this developing issue, 938LIVE's Reeta Raman spoke with Mr James Dorsey, a Senior Fellow at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies. 

She started off by asking Mr Dorsey why by giving himself sweeping powers, President Morsi risked the international goodwill he generated recently by brokering a ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas. 

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