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Brazil’s former Federal Attorney General takes office as Supreme Court Justice

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Former Federal Attorney General André Mendonça was sworn in yesterday, December 16, as a Federal Supreme Court (STF) Justice. Nominated by President Jair Bolsonaro and approved by the Senate, Mendonça will fill the seat vacated by Justice Marco Aurélio, sworn in in 1990 and retired in July this year when turning 75.

This is Bolsonaro's second nomination to the Supreme Court. Last year, the President nominated Justice Nunes Marques to Celso de Mello's chair, who also retired.

The ceremony took approximately 15 minutes. President Jair Bolsonaro, first lady Michelle Bolsonaro, vice . . .

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