This Thursday (9), the Federal Supreme Court (STF) formed a majority for the overthrow of a state law approved in Rondônia that prohibits the use of neutral language in didactic material of local schools, public or private, and in notices of public tenders. .
Ministers Alexandre de Moraes, Ricardo Lewandowski, Cármen Lúcia, Dias Toffoli and Luís Roberto Barroso followed the vote of the rapporteur, Edson Fachin, for the unconstitutionality of the law.
The decision responds to a lawsuit filed by the National Confederation of Workers in Educational Establishments (Contee). For the union entity, the Rondônia law is unconstitutional and violates fundamental principles of the Magna Carta. In addition, he argues that it is the Union that should legislate on teaching standards, not the states.
In November 2021, Fachin granted an injunction suspending law enforcement until final judgment.
The Union’s Attorney General’s Office and the Republic’s Attorney General’s Office agreed with the argument that the issue falls within the competence of the Union and supported the overthrow of the law.
The trial takes place in a virtual plenary and votes can be deposited by the magistrates until midnight this Friday. Until that moment, any minister who has not yet voted may request views or request that the case be sent for debate in the physical plenary of the Court.
Justices Luiz Fux, Gilmar Mendes, André Mendonça, Nunes Marques and the President of the Court, Rosa Weber, have not yet voted.
Editing: Rodrigo Durão Coelho
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