The president-elect, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT, left), might be entitled to nominate two Justices to the STF (Federal Supreme Courtroom). The vacancies might be opened with the retirement of the Courtroom’s president, Rosa Weber, and Ricardo Lewandowski.
Thus, the STF will stay indefinitely within the arms of the left, in nice distinction to the USA the place it’s within the arms of the precise.
Whereas the (leftist) Biden authorities has no ally within the judiciary, Lula da Silva is aware of, as he has for the final 4 years, that the STF will assist his proposals every time.
Each will retire in 2023. Lewandowski on Might 11 and Weber on Oct. 2. On these dates they may flip 75, the necessary retirement age for Supreme Courtroom justices.
President Jair Bolsonaro (PL, proper) and Lula confronted one another within the second spherical of the dispute for the Presidential Palace on Sunday (Oct. 30, 2022).
Within the present composition of the STF, 3 ministers had been nominated by Lula: Dias Toffoli (2009), Cármen Lúcia, and Ricardo Lewandowski (2006). Bolsonaro, alternatively, nominated Nunes Marques (2020) and André Mendonça (2021).
After Lewandowski and Weber, the following minister to retire is Luiz Fux, in 2028. Former president Dilma Rousseff (PT) appointed him to the Courtroom in 2011.
Marques and Mendonça are the youngest ministers of the present composition of the STF. Because of this, they’re additionally those who will keep the longest of the 11 that make up the Courtroom right this moment. Each will retire in 2047.