Dilma had requested that they suspend it, but Brazil Supreme Court Allows Presidential Impeachment Process to Proceed (emphasis added),
A majority of Supreme Court justices voted against a petition by Solicitor General José Eduardo Cardozo alleging that a special panel considered prejudicial evidence that was unrelated to the main accusations against her.
Mr. Cardozo noted that members of the special impeachment committee in the lower house of Brazil’s Congress heard testimony about a corruption scandal at state oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA, or Petrobras, when they voted on Monday on a report recommending Ms. Rousseff’s removal from office.
The Petrobras testimony, Mr. Cardozo argued, had nothing to do with the allegations of accounting tricks that form the basis for the impeachment proceedings against Ms. Rousseff.
Brazil’s full Chamber of Deputies is scheduled to vote Sunday on whether to move the impeachment process forward to Brazil’s Senate.
The impeachment proceedings against Ms. Rousseff are based on allegations she violated federal budget laws by using loans from state-owned banks to mask the size of the government’s budget deficit. Ms. Rousseff has denied any wrongdoing.
Apparently some 2/3 of the members of the Chamber of Deputies favor impeachment at this point. We’ll see how they vote on Sunday.