The Supreme Court decided Wednesday (Apr. 20) to postpone the trial over former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's appointment as chief of staff, suspended last month by a ruling issued by Justice Gilmar Mendes.
The justices decided to put off deliberations to consider two other suits which also question Mendes's decision. The new motions are being analyzed by other justice, Teori Zavascki, who asked to be given more time.
Originally, Brazil's top court had been scheduled to deliberate over the suits this afternoon. The motions were lodged by the ex-president's counsel and the Attorney-General's Office against the decision made by Justice Mendes, which suspended Lula's nomination, as he understood that Rousseff's administrative move aimed at moving the proceedings against him from Federal Judge Sérgio Moro, in charge of investigations under Operation Car Wash, to the Supreme Court, which tries cabinet members and heads of state.
Translated by Fabrício Ferreira
Fonte: Agência Brasil.