The Supreme Court decided to maintain the trial that threw out condemnations against former President Lula (PT) in the court plenary.
By 9 to 2, the Justices rejected the petitioner's defense request for the matter to be analyzed by the Second Panel, which is made up of five magistrates and has a profile contrary to Lava Jato.
With that, the merit of the decision of Justice Edson Fachin to invalidate the lawsuits against Lula that originated in the 13th Federal Court of Curitiba should be discussed by the plenary as of this Thursday (15).
If the de Fachin judgement sticks, Lula will be granted his political rights and will be able to run in the 2022 elections.
Justices Edson Fachin, Luís Roberto Barroso, Alexandre de Moraes, Kassio Nunes Marques, Rosa Weber, Dias Toffoli, Cármen Lúcia, Gilmar Mendes and Luiz Fux voted to keep the topic in plenary. Ricardo Lewandowski and Marco Aurélio diverged.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon