Brazil’s Judges Claim “Intimidation”, File Suit at Supreme Court Against Abuse Bill

The Association of Brazilian Magistrates pointed out "an unprecedented institutional setback" in the text of the Abuse of Authority Bill passed by Congress when it overthrew 18 vetoes by President Jair Bolsonaro.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Association of Brazilian Magistrates (AMB), which includes 37 regional associations of judges, has requested the Federal Supreme Court (STF) to declare eleven articles in the Abuse of Authority Bill unconstitutional.

In an action brought before the Court this weekend, the body considers that
the law will "intimidate" the judiciary and "seriously compromise the freedom to judge".

AMB's Direct Unconstitutionality Action challenges articles 9 (sole paragraph and clauses . . .

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