Supreme Court Justice Gilmar Mendes Throws out All of Moro's Judgements against Lula

Judgements of the magistrate are annulled, and cases involving the former president return to square one

São Paulo

Supreme Court Justice Gilmar Mendes threw out Sergio Moro's judgments in cases in which the former judge acted against former president Lula (PT) in the 13th Federal Court of Curitiba—the Atibaia site and the purchase of a property for the Lula Institute cases.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 23, 2018 Brazil's future Minister of Justice, Sergio Moro. (Photo by Carl DE SOUZA / AFP) - AFP

He complied with a request from the Workers' Party lawyers for all decision-making acts of the former magistrate in these actions to be considered null.

Moro had already been considered biased in the Guarujá triplex case—a decision confirmed on Wednesday (23) by the plenary of the STF.

Defenders argued that, for this reason, all other processes would also be "contaminated" by Moro's actions, since he was considered biased against Lula in all the cases analyzed.

With the decision, the cases go back to square one. None of the documentation collected or depositions taken may be reused in any other jurisdiction.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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