Supreme Court Judge Tells Congress to Assess Case for Temer’s Impeachment

Tom Gatehouse – Folha de S. Paulo, 04/06/2016

The Supreme Court judge Marco Aurélio Mello has ruled that the president of Congress, Eduardo Cunha, should approve the opening of impeachment proceedings against Brazilian Vice-President Michel Temer.

Mello argued that Cunha “did not respect legal protocol” in rejecting the request for Temer’s impeachment, overstepping his remit in analyzing it alone when it should have been the task of a congressional committee.

Temer would not comment on the decision, while Cunha called it “absurd”, saying he would appeal to a plenary session of the court. Temer also refused to comment on the merit of the accusations against him.

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