This was a surprising news story, which is a far cry from where things stood when I last updated the item below based on interviews with Democracy Now correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous back in June.
from the article below:
The Obama administration expressed dismay over Morsi’s action. Victoria Nuland, the State Department spokeswoman, noted that a core aim of the upheaval that toppled Mubarak had been to “ensure that power would not be overly concentrated in the hands of any one person or institution.”
Having congratulated Morsi earlier in the week for his statesmanship in fostering a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, State Department officials said the United States was seeking an explanation for the new move, which removed all judicial checks over Morsi’s actions.
The earlier item from the message board: