O Procedimento de Escolha dos Ministros do Supremo Tribunal Federal – Uma Análise Empírica (The Procedure for Choice of Supreme Court Justices in Brazil – an Empirical Analysis)

EALR, Brasília, V. 2, nº 1, p. 170-187, Jan-Jun, 2011

19 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2018

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

Portuguese Abstract: A independência judiciária é considerada uma característica extremamente importante do Poder Judiciário. No Brasil, diversos institutos foram estabelecidos de modo a garantir a independência formal do Judiciário. Contudo, o método de escolha dos ministros do Supremo Tribunal Federal é considerado uma possibilidade de ingerência dos Poderes Executivo e Legislativo sobre as decisões dessa Corte. O presente estudo visa, assim, fazer uma verificação empírica relacionada a este método de escolha, por meio da análise dos votos dos ministros dessa corte em diversos casos. Os resultados mostram que o método utilizado não compromete as decisões do Supremo Tribunal Federal.

English Abstract: Judicial independence is considered an extremely important characteristic of the Judicial Branch. In Brazil, several institutes were established in order to assure formal judicial independence. However, there is the possibility that the nomination procedure for Brazil’s Supreme Court may allow interference from the Executive and Legislative Branch over this Court’s decisions. The present study intends to make an empirical verification concerning this method of choice, through the analysis of the court members’ votes in several cases. The results show that the method used does not jeopardizes the decisions of Brazil’s Supreme Court.

Note: Downloadable document is in Portuguese.

Keywords: Judicial Independence, Supreme Court, Method of choice of the members of STF, Statistical analysis of votes

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

Jaloretto, Maria Fernanda and Mueller, Bernardo, O Procedimento de Escolha dos Ministros do Supremo Tribunal Federal – Uma Análise Empírica (The Procedure for Choice of Supreme Court Justices in Brazil – an Empirical Analysis) (2011). EALR, Brasília, V. 2, nº 1, p. 170-187, Jan-Jun, 2011 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3091658

Maria Fernanda Jaloretto

Universidade de Brasília ( email )

Campus Universitário Darcy Ribeiro
Brasília, Distrito Federal 70910-900
Brazil

Bernardo Mueller (Contact Author)

Universidade de Brasilia ( email )

Dept. de Economia
Universidade de Brasilia
Brasilia, DF 70910-900
Brazil
55 61 981110349 (Phone)
55 61 3349-1303 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://bpmmueller.wixsite.com/bernardo-mueller

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