Luiz Fux

Luiz Fux (Portuguese pronunciation: [luˈis ˈfuks]) is a Brazilian judge and the current president of the Supreme Federal Court. He was appointed as a justice of the Court by President Dilma Rousseff in 2011 and had his nomination approved by the Senate. He is of Romanian Jewish descent, and the first Jewish Brazilian member of the Court.[1] He was a minister of the Superior Court of Justice before assuming his position at the Supreme Court.

Luiz Fux
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President of the Supreme Federal Court
Assumed office
September 10, 2020
Vice PresidentRosa Weber
Preceded byDias Toffoli
Justice of the Supreme Federal Court
Assumed office
March 3, 2011
Appointed byDilma Rousseff
Preceded byEros Grau
Personal details
Born (1953-04-26) 26 April 1953 (age 67)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Spouse(s)Eliane Fux
Alma materState University of Rio de Janeiro

In an interview with Folha de S.Paulo December 2, 2012, justice Fux revealed details of the lobbying effort that preceded his nomination to the Supreme Court by President Dilma Rousseff. Among his requests for political support, he included José Dirceu, the disgraced Chief of Staff of President Lula, still an influential figure in the ruling Workers Party (PT), even after being accused in the Mensalão scandal. In several meetings, they discussed the forthcoming criminal trial in the Supreme Court, and decided the fate of those indicted in that corruption scandal. José Dirceu interpreted the conversations as a promise of acquittal by would-be justice. Once a member of the court, Justice Fux sided with the majority, voting to condemn most defendants, including José Dirceu himself.[2]

Brazilian Jiu-JitsuEdit

Fux has practiced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since the age of 26 and is currently a 8th degree white and red belt.[3]


  1. ^ "Brazil's highest court names first Jewish justice". Jewish Telegraph Agency. February 10, 2011. Retrieved February 10, 2011.
  2. ^ "Em campanha para o STF, Luiz Fux procurou José Dirceu". Folha de S.Paulo (in Portuguese). December 2, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
  3. ^ "Ministro Luiz Fux recebe faixa vermelha e branca do jiu-jitsu". (in Portuguese). Retrieved May 27, 2020.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Hélio Mosimann
Justice of the Superior Court of Justice
Succeeded by
Marco Aurélio Bellizze
Preceded by
Eros Grau
Justice of the Supreme Federal Court
Preceded by
Gilmar Mendes
President of the Superior Electoral Court
Succeeded by
Rosa Weber
Preceded by
Dias Toffoli
President of the Supreme Federal Court
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Davi Alcolumbre
as President of the Federal Senate
Brazilian presidential line of succession
4th in line
as President of the Supreme Federal Court
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Rodrigo Maia
as President of the Chamber of Deputies
Brazilian order of precedence
5th in line
as President of the Supreme Federal Court
Followed by
Brazilian cardinals