|Justice of the Supreme Federal Court|
|Assumed office |
3 March 2011
|Appointed by||Dilma Rousseff|
|Preceded by||Eros Grau|
|Born||26 April 1953|
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Alma mater||State University of Rio de Janeiro|
Luiz Fux (Portuguese pronunciation: [luˈis ˈfuks]) is a Brazilian judge. He was appointed justice minister of the Supreme Federal Court by President Dilma Rousseff and had his nomination approved by the Senate. He is of Romanian Jewish extraction, and the first Jewish Brazilian member of the Court. He was a minister of the Superior Court of Justice before assuming his position at the Supreme Court.
In an interview with Folha de S.Paulo December 2, 2012, justice Fux revealed details of the lobbying effort that preceded his nomination to the Supreme Court by President Dilma Rousseff. Among his requests for political support, he included José Dirceu, the disgraced Chief of Staff of President Lula, still an influential figure in the ruling Workers Party (PT), even after being accused in the Mensalão scandal. In several meetings, they discussed the forthcoming criminal trial in the Supreme Court, and decided the fate of those indicted in that corruption scandal. José Dirceu interpreted the conversations as a promise of acquittal by would-be justice. Once a member of the court, Justice Fux sided with the majority, voting to condemn most defendants, including José Dirceu himself.
- "Brazil's highest court names first Jewish justice". Jewish Telegraph Agency. February 10, 2011. Retrieved February 10, 2011.
- "Em campanha para o STF, Luiz Fux procurou José Dirceu" (in Portuguese). Folha de S.Paulo. December 2, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
- Supreme fighter veja.abril.com.br/blog (September 2, 2011)
- The cry of the black belt minister Graciemag.com/pt (February 10, 2011)
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