RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The most recent political crisis with Justice Minister Sérgio Moro led Jair Bolsonaro to reinstate Lava Jato's former judge as his first choice to replace Justice Celso de Mello in the STF (Federal Supreme Court).
The senior-most justice will retire in November, opening space for the president to appoint his first name to the court.
Bolsonaro's allies see in the move to appoint Moro a step to avoid a scenario in which he could emerge as Bolsonaro's opponent in the 2022 presidential race.
According to reports, the minister discussed the prospect . . .