Carlos Ayres Britto

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His Excellency
Carlos Ayres Britto
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President of the Supreme Federal Court
President of the National Justice Council
In office
April 19, 2012 – November 16, 2012
Vice President Joaquim Barbosa
Preceded by Cezar Peluso
Succeeded by Joaquim Barbosa
Vice President of the Supreme Federal Court
In office
April 23, 2010 – April 18, 2012
President Cezar Peluso
Preceded by Cezar Peluso
Succeeded by Joaquim Barbosa
Minister of the Supreme Federal Court
In office
June 25, 2003 – November 16, 2012
Nominated by Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Preceded by Ilmar Galvão
Succeeded by Luís Roberto Barroso
Personal details
Born (1942-11-18) November 18, 1942 (age 74)
Propriá, Sergipe
Spouse(s) Rita de Cássia Pinheiro Reis de Britto[1]
Alma mater Universidade Federal de Sergipe
Religion Holism

Carlos Augusto Ayres de Freitas Britto (born November 18, 1942, in Propriá, Sergipe) is a Brazilian jurist and was a Justice of the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil. He has been appointed by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and served from June 25, 2003, to November 16, 2012, when he faced mandatory retirement upon reaching the age of 70.[2]

He has been the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Brazil from April 19, 2012,[1] until his retirement.[2]

Despite his quite short term as Chief Justice of Brazil, he succeeded to conduct many major cases, as well start the trial of the Criminal Action 470 (popularly nicknamed Mensalão), one of the most complex cases in history to be examined by that Court.[2]

Currently he's a occasional contributor to "O Estado de S. Paulo", a Brazilian newspaper. [3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Biography of Carlos Ayres Britto - Supremo Tribunal Federal website (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ a b c STF News (in Portuguese) Retrieved November 19, 2012.
  3. ^ Britto, Carlos A. (July 24, 2016). "Culture? Which?" [Cultura? Qual?]. O Estado de S. Paulo (in Portuguese). p. A2. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 


Legal offices
Preceded by
Ilmar Galvão
Judge of the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil
2003–2012
Succeeded by
Luís Roberto Barroso