Sujit Choudhry Dissecting Significant Constitutional Matters

Sujit Choudhry is a well-known professor and scholar who does diverse research on comparative issues in constitutional law and politics. His topics revolve on matters of constitutional design as a tool in managing federalism, peaceful democratic politics, constitutional design in different contexts & transitions, official language policy, group rights, constitutional courts & justice, bills of rights, secession & decentralization, constitutional building process, and various matters (http://sujitchoudhry.com/advisory-work/).  He writes broadly on the Canadian constitutional law.

In a recent publication found on a book chapter that he is yet to release, Sujit addressed a tweet by Eric Holder, who was an Attorney General under President Obama that was directed to his followers in 2017 December. In the tweet, Holder was calling any potential for termination of Robert Mueller, White House special counsel, as an absolute red line. Holder added that if that action took place, there could be peaceful demonstrations following. He said that if Robert is removed or tampered with, people would be called out in peaceful support and speak out. Based on this tweet, Sujit Choudhry brings a dissection that the call to action made by the attorney general is based on two focuses. One focus is that of the symbolic use of red line, which would mean that Holder commits the American people to determine any abuse caused by their authorities in any boundaries. Sujit adds that the tweet is an insinuation that causes a reaction to the American people and it will determine the resolution to the issues by either red line crossing or reversing.

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Sujit Choudhry believes that the tweet by Holder was created through the idea of constitutional self-enforcement which is based on focal point. He added that any constitution governs the expectations of its citizens and individuals by checking the appropriateness of the behavior towards the focal points or rather the constitutional rules. Some of these focal points as expressed by Sujit include the presidential term limit in the US which he states that it limits the individuals towards two terms only. He adds that some autocrats can break it through selfish desires to stay longer in office by declaring a state of emergency in a country.

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