Brazil’s Controversial Supreme Court Justice Moraes Sworn In

Moraes' nomination was widely criticized, with opposition stating that President Temer chose someone who could leave the PMDB out of the Lava Jato investigation.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The former Minister of Justice of Brazil, Alexandre de Moraes, was sworn in as the newest Supreme Court Justice on Wednesday, amidst criticism and praise. Moraes takes over the seat left by Justice Teori Zavascki, who died in a plane crash in January.

“It is with great happiness, with great honor, with great responsibility that I assume this position of minister of the Federal Supreme Court,” said Moraes in a brief press conference with journalists after the swearing in ceremony.

And although he reiterated he would assist the Court in . . .

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