STF Justice Moraes Reinstates Municipal Ban on Fireworks in São Paulo

The decision, which is to be confirmed by the full Supreme Court, recognizes that municipal and state legislatures may act to impose stricter regulations for health and the environment, based on local considerations.

By Iolanda Fonseca

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Thursday, June 27th, Federal Supreme Court (STF) Justice Alexandre de Moraes decided to revoke his prior ruling and reinstate the ban on handling, use, flaring, and release of fireworks in the city of São Paulo.

The minister had granted an injunction in April to suspend the law, on the basis that municipal legislation could not impose more significant restrictions than applicable federal legislation.

Now, Alexandre de Moraes approved a petition filed by São Paulo City Hall, which argued that it did not intend to interfere in a matter governed by . . .

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