Sujit Choudhry Breaks Down Former AG’s Tweet

Sujit Choudhry is best known as a leading expert on the comparison of various nations’ constitutions, or maybe as the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at none other than the prestigious University of California, Berkeley, depending on who you’re talking to.

Mr. Choudhry founded the Center for Constitutional Transitions, which helps governments around the world that are considering adopting new guidelines understand the new constitutions they create on an intrinsic level. He also regularly publishes academic works, boasting a total of more than 90 journal articles, papers, reports, and chapters in books regarding law (

In late 2017, Eric Holder, the Barack Obama administration’s Attorney General, published a tweet that warned United States citizens that if Robert Mueller was fired or not able to do an unfettered investigation on Donald Trump’s potential involvement with persons, businesses, and government bodies in an attempt to throw the results of the 2016 United States presidential election, “The American people must be seen and heard – they will ultimately be determinative.”

This tweet makes nothing but sense, as people in leadership don’t want to be ousted from their positions. If someone like Trump could interfere with Mueller’s investigation – the United States Department of Justice’s Special Counsel’s purpose is to investigate issues that can’t be explored without risk of being fired; the whole point of the Special Counsel is not to be fired, so he or she can investigate the entirety of the United States government – when faced with potential impeachment, it further makes sense that Trump would look out for his own self, as every person across planet Earth would do.

An essential layer to Holder’s December 17, 2017 tweet is the “red line” that is mentioned in the first few words, representing an action taken by the United States federal government that is untenable and certainly not supportable. Sujit Choudhry makes clear the fact that American citizens must demonstrate their support publicly, or never be heard.

Second, Mr. Sujit Choudhry shares that involving the collective opinion of the American people is highly important, as only they can determine if enough is, in fact, enough. For more views from Choudhry.

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