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Bolsonaro Seeks Impeachment of Justice as Court Tensions Soar

  • Justice Moraes issues restraining order on president’s allies
  • Bolsonaro fights back by requesting his impeachment at senate
Brazil’s Supreme Court in Brasilia
Brazil’s Supreme Court in BrasiliaPhotographer: Sergio Lima/Bloomberg

Tension between Jair Bolsonaro and Brazil’s top court has reached new highs after he asked the senate to impeach a justice who’s targeting him and his allies for alleged attacks against democracy.

Bolsonaro filed a petition with the senate late Friday requesting the removal of Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes, saying his acts “go beyond acceptable republican limits.”