Opinion: Fachin’s Gambit – How a judge turned the Lava-Jato legal scene upside down

Fachin’s Gambit has recognized the importance of the Lava Jato investigations to Brazil, and has found a way for them to carry on, even if the República de Curitiba did commit the excesses disclosed by Vaza-Jato leaks.

RIBEIRÃO PRETO – (Opinion) The most talked-about television show of the late pandemic is “The Queen’s Gambit”. Decades ago, William Faulkner published “Knight’s Gambit”.  This week’s news involves what we’ll call “Fachin’s Gambit”.

In chess, a gambit is an opening move in a game, often with a twist: it involves the sacrifice of a pawn or other lesser piece (e.g. a knight) in order to gain territorial advantage on the chessboard.

Gambits, however, are not limited to chess: lawyers and judges regularly joust for position in lawsuits.

On Monday, March 8th, STF Justice . . .

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