Bolsonaro prepares his legacy and nominates two judges to his liking to the Superior Court of Justice

The names still must pass the Senate; the president has accelerated the appointments because an October election defeat cannot be ruled out. Justices Messod Azulay and Paulo Sérgio Domingues are surprises in a vacancy that Ney Bello was the favorite to assume.

President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) on Monday (1) nominated federal judges Messod Azulay, TRF-2 (Federal Regional Court for the 2nd Region), and Paulo Sergio Domingues, TRF-3, for the two vacancies on the STJ. The Superior Court of Justice is the highest appellate court in Brazil for non-constitutional questions of federal law.

According to a widely read newspaper column, the nominations come as a surprise since Ney Bello's name appeared as a favorite for one of the positions.

Bolsonaro has accelerated the nominations. He is concerned about a possible defeat in the presidential race and is already placing . . .

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