|Justice of the Supreme Federal Court|
June 25, 2003 - November 16, 2012
|Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva|
|Luís Roberto Barroso|
|55th President of the Supreme Federal Court|
April 19, 2012 - November 16, 2012
|Born||November 18, 1942|
Propriá, Sergipe, Brazil
|Spouse(s)||Rita de Cássia Pinheiro Reis de Britto|
|Alma mater||Federal University of Sergipe|
Carlos Augusto Ayres de Freitas Britto (born November 18, 1942, in Propriá, Sergipe) is a Brazilian jurist and was a Justice of the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil. He has been appointed by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and served from June 25, 2003, to November 16, 2012, when he faced mandatory retirement upon reaching the age of 70.
Bachelor in Law (1966)by the Federal University of Sergipe, institution of which he would become professor, is master (1982) and doctor (1998) by the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, being guided in the doctorate by Celso Ribeiro Bastos.
Despite his quite short term as Chief Justice of Brazil, he succeeded to conduct many major cases, as well start the trial of the Criminal Action 470 (popularly nicknamed Mensalão), one of the most complex cases in history to be examined by that Court.
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