On Mother’s Day Sunday, President Jair Bolsonaro announced he will appoint Justice Minister Sergio Moro for a Supreme Court seat as soon as a vacancy is available. Unless one of the 11 court members were to resign or die, that will happen in November 2020, when Justice Celso de Mello turns 75 years old and is forced to retire.
Regardless of his agenda, Mr. Moro does qualify for the job—having served 22 years as a federal judge and having clerked for Justice Rosa Weber in the past. He is also considered one of the biggest experts in money laundering on the bench.
Judge Marcelo Bretas, head of Op. Car Wash in Rio, ordered the auction of luxury goods owned by former governor Sergio Cabral and former tycoon Eike Batista. A yacht and a Lamborghini are among the objects. Cabral is serving a 200-year jail sentence for corruption. https://t.co/nQS4LiY6mn
The police chief in charge of the investigations into the Brumadinho dam collapse stated that explosives were detonated on day of the tragedy, 1.5 km from the site. Vale, the dam's owner, denies this. Five months ago, the dam failure killed over 200 people https://t.co/uTlwiP1n88https://t.co/PkGE9JlmMr
Motivated by a lawsuit filed by Senator Flávio Bolsonaro, a Rio de Janeiro state court prohibited buskers from perform in the subway. Jair Bolsonaro's son argues that the performances may represent a risk for the passengers' safety and wellness. https://t.co/1SZVpDIhQQ