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Tag: Brazil Supreme Court

  • Friday, September 27th 2019 - 09:55 UTC

    Brazil Supreme Court ruling could overturn corruption convictions

    The ruling stems from an habeas corpus requested by a former employee at state-controlled oil company Petrobras and may be used to annul corruption sentences.

    Brazilian Supreme Court justices approved late on Thursday a ruling that may overturn corruption convictions in the country's largest-ever corruption probe. The majority of the Supreme Court ruled that defendants mentioned in plea deals by witnesses also accused of corruption should have the right to defend themselves after testimony of the whistleblower - the right to address the court last.

  • Wednesday, June 26th 2019 - 09:39 UTC

    Lula's appeal to be freed delayed until at least August

    After rejecting a proposal by one justice that Lula be freed until they have more time to evaluate the appeal, the justices decided to delay a decision until August

    Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday delayed until August its decision on an appeal by imprisoned former President Lula da Silva who argued he should be freed because leaked private messages showed that the judge who convicted him was not impartial.

  • Tuesday, June 25th 2019 - 09:50 UTC

    Lula's habeas corpus request postponed with no date set

    The habeas corpus request is based on a complaint that Sergio Moro, the judge who convicted Lula, was under suspicion and acted with bias against Lula

    The Brazilian Supreme Court postponed on Monday the voting for the habeas corpus request of Brazil's former president Lula da Silva. Supreme Court Judge Carmen Lucia took off the review for the habeas corpus from the schedule for Tuesday, and a new date has not been set.

  • Tuesday, August 28th 2018 - 08:21 UTC

    Brazil Supreme Court to decide on freight rates imposed by government

    During a public hearing Justice Fux heard arguments for and against the law, signed by President Michel Temer on August 9

    Brazil's Supreme Court will rule as soon as possible on several challenges to the constitutionality of a law imposing minimum freight prices, but no ruling will come on Monday, Supreme Court Justice Luiz Fux said.