Professor Sujit Choudhry Analyzes Tweet By Eric Holder In His New Book

Professor Sujit Choudhry of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law is well-known to other constitutional scholars and government authorities around the world. His opinion is often sought when decision-makers need help creating or modifying a nation’s constitution, such as when they are trying to transition to a peaceful democratic system of government (law.nyu.edu). He is also an author whose latest book is named, “Constitutional Democracies in Crisis?”

A chapter in Sujit Choudhry’s book is dedicated to a tweet Eric Holder had made. He had served under President Obama’s administration as the Attorney General. His tweet stated that there is an “absolute red line” in regards to any attempt by Donald Trump to fire Robert Mueller who is the White House Special Counsel. If this were to occur he said every American ought to step up and make their opinion heard on this extremely serious matter.

Analyzing this tweet, Sujit Choudhry wrote that there are two concepts at play. First, that Holder contends that it is ultimately up to the citizens of the US to decide whether something a government official has done is out of bounds. The second is that there are constitutional boundary lines, uncontroversial in nature, which are represented by a symbolic “red line”.

In addition to being a college professor Sujit Choudhry also travels around the world where he lectures and attends various workshops. He has also helped many nations transition to a peaceful democracy by serving as a constitutional advisor. Additionally, he is the director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. He established this organization in 2012 in order to bring together the world’s top constitutional scholars as well as NGOs, think tanks, and other organizations (http://constitutionaltransitions.org/director/#Choudhry).  The goal is to provide decision-makers with the latest information about constitutional matters which are based on facts.

In order to earn his three law degrees, Sujit Choudhry studied in Canada, America, and the United Kingdom. He was once a law clerk in the Supreme Court of Canada before he started as a college professor. He acquired his first teaching position in 1999 in Canada at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (blogs.law.nyu.edu).

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