Brazil Votes that Only Congress Can Remove One of Their Own

The Brazilian Supreme Court decided that sitting lawmakers can not be removed from office without the endorsement of the Congress.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After more than ten hours of discussions and discourses, Brazil’s Supreme Court decided that sitting lawmakers can not be removed from office without the endorsement of the Brazilian Congress.

The decision was received well by most lawmakers, who have been criticizing the highest court in the land for unilaterally deciding the fate of one of their own.

"I think this decision is a respect for the Brazilian Constitution, more than just. Like the parliament, the Supreme Court has to respect the balance between the powers,” said Luciana Genro, Chamber . . .

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