Live: Supreme Court hearing on the constitutionality of Art. 40, Sole Paragraph of Law #9,279/1996 (Brazilian Patent Statute)

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18:52

Hearing Postponed

Due to the extended hearing of HC #193726 (not yet concluded), ADI #5529 was not heard in the session of April 15, 2021, as initially scheduled. Chief-Justice Luiz Fux adjourned the hearing without determining new date for the hearing of ADI #5529.

16:42

Hearing Resumed

Reporting-Justice Edson Fachin has issued his opinion, and now the other Justices will issue their opinions on HC #193726.

15:56

Hearing Adjournment

Reporting-Justice Edson Fachin has just ended issuing his opinion on the HC #193726. The hearing has been adjourned by the Chief-Justice and will be resumed in 30 minutes.

14:27

Supreme Court hearing starts

This Thursday’s (15) session was initiated by the Chief Justice, Luiz Fux. The first case on the agenda is the continuation of the HC #193,726 hearing, in which the Court will rule the en banc appeals filed by the Federal Prosecutor’s Office (FPO) and by the attorneys representing Former President Lula da Silva, regarding Justice Edson Fachin’s decision that declared the 13th Federal Court of Curitiba lacked jurisdiction, sending the dockets of the criminal lawsuits related to the Guarujá triplex, the Atibaia site, headquarters and donations to the Federal Court of the Federal District of the Lula Institute, to the Federal Court of the Federal District.

ADI #5529 is the second case on the agenda.

18:15

ADI #5529 - Hearing Postponed

The Chief-Justice has advised that the hearing of HC #193726 will continue until the end of this session (14). According to the Court’s Clerk, the hearing of ADI #5529 will be rescheduled soon.

17:05

Hearing Resumed

Reporting-Justice Edson Fachin will issue his opinion on HC #193726, followed by the other Justices.

16:10

Hearing Adjournment

Reporting-Justice Edson Fachin has just finished reading the case summary for HC #193726. The hearing has been adjourned by the Justices and will be resumed in 30 minutes.

15:24

HC #193726, second hearing on the agenda, starts

Chief-Justice Luiz Fux presents the opening remarks for the hearing of the second case on the agenda, HC #193726. ADI 5529 is the third case on the agenda.

The Court will rule on the en banc appeals filed by the Federal Prosecutor’s Office (FPO) and by the attorneys representing the Former President Lula da Silva, regarding Justice Edson Fachin’s decision that declared the 13th Federal Court of Curitiba lacked jurisdiction, sending the dockets of the criminal lawsuits to the Federal Court of the Federal District. Reporting-Justice Edson Fachin will read the case’s summary.

15:22

End of MS #37760 ruling

The ruling of the first case on the STF’s agenda has just ended. By majority of votes the Justices upheld the preliminary injunction that instructed the Senate President to establish a Committee to investigate the Federal Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Reporting-Justice Roberto Barroso conducted the hearing.

14:22

Supreme Court hearing starts

Chief-Justice Luiz Fux presented the opening remarks for the Supreme Court's hearing.

The first case to be ruled will be the Writ of Mandamus (MS) #37,760. The case discusses the establishment of a Committee to investigate the Federal Government’s response to Covid-19 pandemic. The second case to be ruled will be HC 193,726. The Court will rule the en banc appeals filed by the Federal Prosecutor’s Office (FPO) and by the attorneys representing the Former President Lula da Silva, regarding Justice Edson Fachin’s decision that declared the lack of jurisdiction of the 13th Federal Court of Curitiba, sending the dockets of the criminal lawsuits to the Federal Court of Federal District.

ADI #5529 is the third case on the agenda.

18:30

Hearing Postponed

Due to the extended hearing of ADPF 811 (not concluded yet), ADI 5529 was not heard in the session of April 7, 2021, as initially foreseen. As ADPF 811 refers to a Covid-19 case, it was given priority on the agenda. Chief-Justice Luiz Fux adjourned the hearing and in his closing remarks, he stressed that ADI 5529 (and other cases) will be rescheduled.

16:49

Hearing Resumed

ADPF #811 Reporting-Justice Gilmar Mendes will issue his opinion, followed by the other Justices.

16:09

Hearing Adjournment

ADPF 811 oral arguments were presented by the FPO, Attorney-General and the admitted amici curiae.

The hearing has been adjourned by the Justices and is to be resumed in 30 minutes.

14:23

Supreme Court hearing starts

Chief-Justice Luiz Fux presented the opening remarks for the Supreme Court's hearing. The first case to be ruled will be ADPF #811 (a bid before the Supreme Court original jurisdiction to declare that a given law violates a fundamental principle or guarantee of the Brazilian Constitution). The case challenges the constitutionality of Sao Paulo State's Decree that restricted religious activities due to the Covid-19 pandemic. ADI #5529 is the second case on the agenda.