Lula da Silva, who served as president in 2003-2011, declared that he was ready to become a presidential candidate despite the court's decision.
An arrest warrant is reportedly expected in a matter of days.
A demonstrator wearing a mask of former Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, carries a sign written in Portuguese that reads "Love Will Overcome Hate".
Da Silva has always maintained his innocence, saying this case as well as several other corruption charges that have yet to be tried are attempts to keep him off the presidential ballot.
Broadcast live on television, the drama left Brazilians as divided as the judges themselves, and raised questions over the state of the country's democracy after the top army general appeared to urge prison for the 72-year-old founder of the leftist Workers' Party.
While Brazilians are used to frequent delays and rambling verdicts in their courts, this 10-hour deliberation felt particularly long in this highly charged atmosphere.
However, the Supreme Court was considering a 2016 ruling from a lower court, under which defendants could be sent to jail after a failed first appeal. The final judgement was a narrow one, with six of the judges voting in favor and five opposed. "But here we do not come to judge political legacy of a president, but to apply jurisprudence", said Barroso, who felt that decision meant "a test of maturity of institutions".
The investigation, dubbed Operation Car Wash, uncovered a huge web of corruption involving top-level politicians from a broad spectrum of parties taking kickbacks.
The case has triggered protests in dozens of Brazilian cities, NPR's Philip Reeves reports, with large crowds protesting both for and against Lula.
In one of few countries in world where plenary sessions of his Supreme Court are broadcast on television, Brazilians who had sufficient interest and patience were able to attend an endless debate of nearly 11 hours: he began to Two o'clock on Wednesday afternoon and ended near one o'clock in morning of this Thursday.
Villas Boas wrote that the army would not now depart from its constitutional role, but some retired officers have warned that the military might indeed be tempted to intervene if the Supreme Court allowed Lula to go free on appeal.
However, numerous exceptions to the law, known as the "clean slate", have been made since its introduction in 2010.
Those competing visions mirror the increasingly polarised election campaign in which a hard-right former army officer, Jair Bolsonaro, is now second in the polls behind Lula, with centrists struggling to make ground.
I asked my mom, "How did King die?" The march was led by sanitation workers union members, whose low pay brought King to the city. King catapulted into the national spotlight by taking the lead on a year-long boycott against racial segregation on local buses.
Since 2006, the firm has expanded to having 157mn users across the globe with 71mn people paying a monthly subscription fee. It's not really been a good time for technology stocks, but on the day of Spotify's debut the Nasdaq closed up 1 .06%.
A big question during the jury-selection process this week has been the impact the #MeToo movement is having on potential jurors. Also Tuesday, O'Neill ruled that lawyers may not mention at trial the pending lawsuits between Constand and Bruce L.
With his ankle visibly damaged, he appeared to lean down and simply push it back into place before limping back to the tee. Finau then proceeded to sprint towards the hole in celebration. "It's nothing short of a miracle for me".
The U.S says China treats American companies unfairly by restricting access to its markets and stealing proprietary technology. China has imposed tariffs of its own in response to Trump's actions and remains optimistic about its manufacturing potential.
Ronaldo noted after the match that for all the goals he has scored in his career, the most recent one may be the best he's netted. He put them in command of the Champions League last-16 tie before popping up with a world class effort in 64th minute.
Yevtushenko said in remarks carried by Russian news agencies that a total of 30,376 people have left Douma since Wednesday. Twenty buses carrying 1,065 Jaish al-Islam fighters and their families left Douma for Al-Wafideen Crossing on Monday.
The tour is the 16th trip to Australia and the seventh to Queensland for Charles, while it is Camilla's third visit. Bundaberg is the first regional stop for Prince Charles as part of his official duties for the Commonwealth Games.
Lee, a North Korea expert and fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington, told my colleagues in an email last week . Korea's Joongang Ilbo reports that 12,000 North Koreans were allowed to attend the second performance.
President Trump blames state of DACA on Democrats
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Facebook Live Captures Moment Houston Man is Shot in the Head
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Apple hires former Google AI chief John Giannandrea
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SA guts Aussies in historic home series victory
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Scattered showers Tuesday with temps in the mid-30s
It'll be fairly light along and north of the Pike, and a bit steadier/heavier right along the South Coast of New England. With the snow gone, summer-like weather will embrace the region today with a forecasted high of 63 degrees.