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Bolsonaro to promote another ally to the Supreme Court

Happy Monday! A busy year ahead for the Supreme Court as Bolsonaro picks a new justice. House whip scandal continues, and no one wants to replace the under-fire Ricardo Barros. 

Bolsonaro to appoint his second Supreme Court justice

Bolsonaro to promote another ally to the Supreme Court
Supreme Court building in Brasília. Photo: Fellip Agner/Shutterstock

Supreme Court Justice Marco Aurélio is stepping down after 31 years on the country’s highest tribunal. He turns 75 today and thus reaches the age of mandatory retirement, giving President Jair Bolsonaro his second Supreme Court appointment.

The pick. Last week, Mr. Bolsonaro said he will choose Solicitor General André Mendonça to fill the vacancy. After building a name for himself...

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