Revista Direito GV
versão impressa ISSN 1808-2432
VERISSIMO, Marcos Paulo. The Brazilian 1988 constitution twenty years on: supreme court and activism in a "Brazilian mode". Rev. direito GV [online]. 2008, vol.4, n.2, pp. 407-440. ISSN 1808-2432. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1808-24322008000200004.
The Brazilian Supreme Court is currently changing. This process of change seems to aim at solving a important contradiction caused by the institutional redesign of the court in the 1988 Constitution that, on the one hand, has transformed it into one of the country's major political actors, but, on the other hand, has also caused its dockets to get incredibly overloaded, forcing the court to deal with more then 100,000 cases a year. The solution for such paradox will probably lead to changes in the Brazilian mixed model of judicial review, and some of these changes are already been conceived by the jurisprudence of the court itself.
Palavras-chave : Brazilian Supreme Court; judicial review in Brazil; judicialization in Brazil.