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Justice Dias Toffoli is honored in his last plenary session as Chief Justice of STF

09/09/2020

In the last plenary session as Chief Justice of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF), Dias Toffoli was honored for his term as chairman, which ends on Thursday (10), with the tenure of Justice Luiz Fux. The President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro, addressed the Supreme Court, along with Ministers Fernando Azevedo (Defense) and Jorge Oliveira (General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic), to accompany the tribute.

Harmony and understanding

The President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro, said he was thrilled to sit at the right hand of the Chief Justice of the STF and asked God to enlighten him in the task of appointing the next Justices to comprise the Court. He recognized that the difficult mission of judging transfers great responsibility to the Justices of the STF, as their decisions involve the happiness of a people and the fate of a nation.

Bolsonaro emphasized the harmony, dialogue and understanding that marked the relationship with the Chief Justice of the STF, especially in difficult and important moments for the destiny of Brazil. He recalled that Toffoli always attended him and praised the Justice's ability to anticipate problems, already presenting solutions. The President of the Republic said that Justice Luiz Fux, who will take office on Thursday (10), can count on the support of the federal government.

Dialogue

In thanking him for the tribute, Chief Justice Dias Toffoli said that the challenges of his administration were much greater than he had imagined and wished Fux, the new Chief Justice, a more peaceful biennium. He said that the wave of misinformation and fake news, which resulted in attempts to spread hatred, intolerance and fear in society, and also attacks on institutions, were rejected by the STF without neglecting to confront the pandemic that punishes the country.

According to the Justice, it is a source of pride for the STF that citizens can count on the support of the Judiciary, which remains in full operation at such a difficult time because it was able to adapt to the new reality. In his opinion, the STF solidifies itself as a technological, digital court attentive to the human needs that come to the Court through actions.

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