Brazil Car Wash Scandal Faces Supreme Court Backlog

Brazil’s Supreme Court recently gave its approval to prosecutors to investigate scores of senior political figures for alleged corruption, but the court itself will have to overcome some unusual challenges to put them on trial. Not least is its backlog—as of Tuesday—of 54,951 cases.

Just last week, the court ruled on the long-running dispute about which soccer team deserved the right to claim the 1987 championship.

“We can’t go on like this,” an exasperated Chief Justice Cármen Lúcia Rocha said in a rare interview.

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