Analysis: Lula, Moro and Lava Jato, as Brazil’s Supreme Court enters the political thicket

The STF must decide whether, after Justice Fachin had declared Moro’s court incompetent in all cases involving Lula, the STF Second Panel should have analyzed the question of bias by Judge Moro in one of those cases.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - On April 14, Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF), in plenary session, began hearing the appeals from the decision by Justice Edson Fachin that voided the convictions of former president Lula, because Judge Moro’s court in Curitiba did not have jurisdiction to hear the cases.

In that decision, Fachin ordered all the case files sent to a lower court in the Federal District, for that court to review the files and take charge of the cases.

The day after Fachin’s decision, the Second Panel of the STF decided that, in the “triplex” case against ex . . .

To read the full NEWS and much more, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?