The Supreme Court’s judicial practice in times of crisis: is it possible to analyze the interaction between governmental and jurisprudential regimes in Brazil?

North American literature developed the categories of “political regime” and “jurisprudential regime” to explain how the political order reflects on legal rationalization (GILLMAN, 2016). Balkin (2019) conducts a systematic investigation of American political-institutional history, establishing constitutional time as a result of the movement of three cycles: political regimes, polarization and constitutional rot. This work aims to understand how this influence occurs and may be explained within our constitutional dynamics. Thus, we consider three factors of analysis particular of Brazil´s political setting: 1) coalition presidentialism; 2) the degree of stability of the governing coalition; and 3) driving constitution. Depending on the direction of each of these factors, we find a different constitutional moment, which reflects on the constitutional interpretation of the Brazilian supreme court, especially regarding its role in the democratic order.