Bolsonaro says Brazil’s new Supreme Court Justice to be named only in July

He repeated that whoever is elected in 2022 will appoint two more Supreme Court Justices soon after taking office.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday, June 21, said in a conversation with supporters that he will appoint one more name for the Federal Supreme Court (STF) only in July, when Justice Marco Aurélio Mello will leave the Court. Behind the scenes, the president has considered submitting the replacement's name before the Justice leaves the STF.

Last week, Marco Aurélio backtracked from his decision to anticipate retirement to July 5 and notified the presidency of the Court that he would remain until July 12, when he turns 75. When leaving the Alvorada Palace, Bolsonaro . . .

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