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Chief Justice eyeing up a legacy with unfinished works program

Supreme Court Chief Justice Dias Toffoli (left)
Supreme Court Chief Justice Dias Toffoli (left). Photo: Abdias Pinheiro/Agência CNJ

Every president, at the end of his or her term, thinks about the legacy they will leave behind. In the case of the presidency of the Judiciary, it is no different. And Brazil’s current Supreme Court Chief Justice, Dias Toffoli, is showing more and more signs that he intends his legacy at the head of Brazil’s justice system to be linked with measures toward the country’s economic recovery.

The Brazilian Report has already shown that the Supreme Court’s agenda for this year is largely focused on the economy, with trials on tax definitions, railroad concessions, and sales of...

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