Analysis: In Fux We Trust – Will Brazil’s New Chief Justice Be Subservient to Bolsonaro?

For some STF Justices, Fux should take a more independent stance in relation to Bolsonaro.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One question concerning the inauguration of Justice Luiz Fux as Presiding Justice of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), is whether he will be as subservient to President Jair Bolsonaro as his predecessor, Dias Toffoli, sometimes proved to be.

Their profiles are different. But even among the STF justices, there is discomfort with the two-year Toffoli administration that ended on Thursday, September 10th, where there was little or no reaction to the President's attacks, including those suffered by the Court.

Fux, in turn, has already been advised to remain respectful towards the President, but with . . .

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