Justice Marco Aurélio holds TSE's first session of 2014

First session of 2014

The president of the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE), Justice Marco Aurelio, opened on February 3rd the court's first session of 2014. In his opening remarks, he cited the speech of the President of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), Justice Joaquim Barbosa, delivered in the morning of the same day during the opening session of the judicial year. During his speech, the President of the TSE highlighted the importance of the "autonomy and independence of a power so essential to citizenship", and highlighted achievements as such as the 'general repercussion' and the 'binding precedent', legal instruments that increase speed and efficiency to the adjudication process.
Still making reference to the speech of the STF's President, Justice Marco Aurelio cited the silver jubilee of Brazil's Federal Constitution and the holding, on the Federal Supreme Court, of the 49th Special Session of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which brings closer together the Court and other national republican institutions and strengthens the relationships between them.
“On behalf of the members of the TSE, I can say that we endorse what was conveyed earlier by the Head of the National Judiciary, Justice Joaquim Barbosa," said the President of the TSE.
Representing Brazil's lawyers and the Brazilian Institute of Electoral Law (Ibrade), Tarcisio Vieira wished full success to the Court in the judicial year of 2014. “Brazilian attorneys wish for a fruitful and fortunate year for the TSE", he said. He also expressed his wish that the management of elections by the Court can sync "hearts and minds, engaged in true civic covenant, in building the required means to achieve a clean and fair election."
Deputy Electoral Attorney-General Eugênio Aragão also greeted the Justices and servants of the Court, and praised the TSE’s mission as the body in charge of conducting next October's elections. “May the election transpire in the atmosphere of tranquility and institutional normality we want," he said.
Court members also held regular judicial and administrative session, to review general appeals, appeals requesting clarifications, and the "triple list."