Since graduating from Oxford University, Sujit Choudhry has gone on to garner a Master of Laws degree from Harvard University, and today, he is the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. Since beginning his professional career, Sujit Choudhry has released a number of well-renowned papers concerning constitutional law and politics. By combining the knowledge gained in the field, with unrivaled research, Sujit Choudhry has helped to assist a variety of countries in the construction of their constitutions, including Syria, Sri Lanka, Yemen, Nepal, South Africa, and Egypt (http://constitutionaltransitions.org/director/#Choudhry).
For over 20 years, Choudhry has acted as a constitutional advisor, and in following his regular release of cutting-edge research and writing, he recently authored a piece to be released in an upcoming publication entitled, “Constitutional Democracies in Crisis?”
In his chapter, Sujit Choudhry talks about a recent tweet that was posted by Eric Holder – the former United States Attorney General during Barack Obama’s presidency. In the tweet, Eric Holder discusses the potential firing of Robert Mueller by President Donald Trump, which, if it does happen, in his estimation, will lead to peaceful protests around the country by the American masses.
In Eric Holder’s recent tweet, he discusses the possibility that President Donald Trump’s exercising of power in regards to Robert Mueller’s future as White House Special Counsel, could be crossing a “red line” that would deserve action from the American people (medium.com). Although Eric Holden states that it is up to the American people to decide if immediate action is necessary, Sujit Choudhry chooses to discuss an issue that post may have actually insinuated. According to Choudhry, Eric Holder is insinuating that the actions of the American people inregards to President Trump’s decision, will change the result of ensuing actions by the government. Throughout the chapter, Choudhry continues to focus on the declining nature of constitutional democracy around the world, as well as the reality that the US Presidency may be descending into an autocratic position. Threats to constitutional democracy have existed in various forms throughout history, but since the end of the Cold War, it has been evolving, and false democracies have become increasingly prevalent.
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