Despite the broad range of rights protected in Brazilian Constitution, allied with the important role that the Judicial Power has performed in their protection and promotion, Brazil is actually facing a scenario of growing conservatism in the democratic institutions. Hate speech increased and fake news spread, which combined configure real menaces to the rights related to equality and liberty, especially of those who are already marginalized and least represented in the Executive and Legislative branches, and even a threat to democracy itself. Because of that, the discussion about the bounders of the Judiciary performance is coming up over again, which leads us to question: Should the Judiciary take the lead in the protection of this rights that are being constantly questioned and attacked by conservative groups in power in order to avoid setbacks and the future collapse of our democracy?
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