The Toffoli factor, Revisited
Opinion, by Michael Royster
SÃO PAULO, SP - In April 2018, the Curmudgeon criticized votes by STF Justice Toffoli designed to ensure that corrupt PT politicians, including several of his friends, did not go to jail. Six months later, Justice Toffoli became Presiding Justice Toffoli, where controversy continues to involve him.
In 2009, President Lula appointed him Justice of the STF, notwithstanding widespread doubts about his lack of professional qualifications – he had twice failed the examination required to become a federal judge. Their friendship had developed during Toffoli's years as a PT lawyer and his . . .