Henrique Breda


The present article aims to denounce the legal flaws of Inquiry 4.781, better known as “fake news inquiry”, opened ex officio in March 2019 by Dias Toffoli, then Chief Justice of the Brazilian Supreme Court, in order to investigate offenses directed by citizens against members of the Court, especially through social networks. The alluded inquiry was already born with a plethora of legal flaws involving the violation of constitutional principles and rules of criminal procedural jurisdiction, as well as the disregard for the literal wording of provisions of the Supreme Court’s own internal regiment. We conclude the mentioned inquiry to be an attack on the rule of law and the citizens’ fundamental liberties.

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