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Brazilian Justices Put Pressure on Cármen Lúcia Regarding Arrests after Appellate Decision
03/21/2018 - 10h28
REYNALDO TUROLLO JR.
The meeting scheduled for Tuesday (20) to discuss the deadlock created in the STF (Brazilian Supreme Federal Court) regarding the arrest of those found guilty by the appellate court did not take place, showing just how difficult this dialogue and dispute is.
The matter concerns the defense of former president Lula, who was sentenced, back in January, to 12 years and one month in prison by the appellate court for corruption and money laundering in the case of the triplex apartment located in Guarujá (SP). In addition to Lula, a different interpretation by the STF would benefit others who are under investigation in the Car Wash Operation (Lava Jato).
|Pedro Ladeira - 10.jun.2015/Folhapress
|Supreme Court President, Cármen Lúcia
On Wednesday (21), the en banc court will meet for a decisions session and an administrative meeting which had already been scheduled.
Any justice may voice an opinion about the matter or raise an objection regarding the expediency of issuing a decision on related proceedings. As previously published by Folha, justice Marco Aurélio Mello should raise an objection at the court's session for the matter to be immediately included in the agenda by Supreme Court President Cármen Lúcia.
The strategy started being considered after Cármen Lúcia refused to include the matter in the agenda, even avoiding discussions with colleagues –at least five justices openly wish to review the rule.
Translated by ANA BEATRIZ DEMARIA