Morsi reportedly backs down, relinquishes part of sweeping decree

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has reportedly annulled part of a controversial decree that put his decisions beyond judicial review and sparked large protests.

Article 6 is part of a draft constitution that will still go to referendum on schedule on Dec. 15, as recommended by members of a presidential national dialogue committee.

It remains unclear whether Morsi has completely abandoned the decree, or has reworked it in an effort to show willingness to the opposition.

There is no official comment from the opposition.