Opinion: The Other Rose Among Brazil’s Thorns

While we still have three or four more months left under Presiding Justice Cármen Lúcia, the Curmudgeon salutes her courage as a leader.

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Curmudgeon, having paused for refreshment, will now deliver on his promise, contained at the end of his last post, to salute the other “Rose among thorns”, STF Presiding Justice Cármen Lúcia Antunes Rocha.

Those who followed closely the courtroom haggling leading up to former President Lula’s unsuccessful attempt to escape prison, will recall that Cármen Lúcia (as she is uniformly known) made sure she scheduled the decision dealing only with Lula before scheduling decisions on two other, more general, cases that had come to the STF . . .

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