Sujit Choudhry is The J. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at The University of California Berkeley School of Law (blogs.law.nyu.edu). Choudhry provides analysis on issues pertaining to constitutional law and politics. Choudhry has spoken at different events throughout the World, including places such as Jordan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Yemen.
Choudhry holds multiple law degrees and was also honored as a Rhodes Scholar. Over his 20 career, Choudhry has helped facilitate dialogue between society groups and stakeholders, trained bureaucrats, and worked alongside technical experts to perform advisory work. Choudhry has published over 70 different articles and reports (works.bepress.com)
Choudhry’s most recent article examines the state of constitutional democracies. Choudhry analyzes a tweet by former Attorney General Eric Holder, who warned the public about the potential impact of firing White House Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Choudhry believes that Holder’s tweet is implying that the reaction of the American people will influence any decisions made concerning Mueller’s job status.
Choudhry also notes that some people are in favor of having presidential terms amended if there is a state of emergency. Choudhry feels that disregarding term limits is another way that politicians could potentially take away democratic power from the citizens.
Choudhry looks at Poland’s Law and Justice Party. The Polish government has looked to undermine the importance of Poland’s constitutional democracy in order to assert its power during future voting cycles. Choudhry notes how Poland’s new rules concerning issues such as voting and the assignment of judges to specific cases should be taken as a threat to constitutional democracy.
Sujit Choudhry believes that political legitimization can only occur through democracy. However, the lines have been blurred due to a constant power struggle between democracy and dictatorship. Choudhry agrees with Nancy Bermeo’s view that while democracy is built step by step, it can be taken apart in the same fashion. Choudhry believes that there is a correlation between Holder’s tweet and the Polish democracy situation. Choudhry fears that the legal system will dissolve because neither liberals or conservatives will admit when they are wrong.
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