Opinion: Packing Brazil’s Supreme Court?

Perhaps coincidentally, Brazil has gone down this path before.

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Just as football was threatening to steal all the headline space from politics, presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro decided to throw a rock in a pond and see where the ripples went.

During an interview, Bolsonaro said that, if elected, he would increase the size of Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF) from 11 to 21 members, by appointing another ten. His justification is that recent decisions have been embarrassing, divisive and politically motivated, so he would appoint jurists who are . . .

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