Ensuring Moro a Supreme Court seat a bad move by Bolsonaro

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Justice Minister Sérgio Moro (L) alongside Senate President Davi Alcolumbre. Photo: José Cruz/ABr

The Jair Bolsonaro government will have huge consequences for the public administration. By the end of his term, in 2022, he is set to name nine judges to superior courts—including two Supreme Court justices. And, on Sunday, President Jair Bolsonaro announced that one of these vacancies will be filled by his Justice Minister, Sergio Moro.

Unless one of the 11 court members were to resign or die, Mr. Moro will get the Supreme Court nod in November 2020, when Justice Celso de Mello turns 75 years old and is forced to retire.


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