Brazil’s Supreme Court Is Out of Control
The economy is hurt by celebrity judges and an overtaxed court that can’t issue durable rulings.
Last year, the court received more than 100,000 cases. The only way to deal with such an impossible mandate is to give discretion to each of the court’s 11 justices. Some 95% of cases are typically decided by a single judge (frequently by copying and pasting prior rulings). Rulings by 11 different judges assure widely divergent verdicts.
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