Sujit’s Choudhry’s chapter in Constitutional Democracies in Crisis.

Sujit Choudhry is famous globally as a result of his vast knowledge on the political and constitutional worlds. He is a professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the founder of the Center for Constitutional Transitions (law.nyu.edu).

Sujit also functions as a constitutional advisor where he facilitates public political or civil dialogues. Foreign dignitaries have benefitted from him as their advisors. Examples of the countries the dignitaries come from include Sri Lanka, Yemen, Ukraine, Egypt, Jordan and Libya and several others. He has also worked as a consultant for the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program.

Analyzing A Tweet:  From a Legal Point of View

Sujit has made publications of over ninety pieces. He is also an author of politically based books mainly based on various the constitution structure. He recently publicized a book chapter in Constitutional Democracies in Crisis? Book. In this chapter he, he is analyzing a December 2017 tweet by Eric Holder (former AG under Obama’s leadership) where Holder mentions that termination of the Special Counsellor of White House, Robert Mueller, is a “red line” which if crossed, a peaceful demonstration will be conducted in response.

In his chapter, Choudhry says that Holder’s outcall to his followers for action is based either on the concept of crossing the constitutional demarcations of U.S. democracy or a determination of the people on whether power has been wrongly abused. According to Choudhry’s text, Holder indicates that the people’s reaction will determine the outcome of the issue resolution.

Sujit Choudhry holds a sense of surprise that Holder takes the case to the people instead of the courts since Holder knows that a court cannot warrant the wrong behavior of a public authority in connection to constitutional rules as such. So he takes it out to the public. Choudhry writes that Holder’s tweet is an expression of the failure of democracy.

He also indicates that another area democracy has failed in the two-term presidential limit across the world. If a president used his power to lengthen his stay, it would send his opponents to mobilize citizens in the streets for demonstration. Sujit Choudhry lists several other points expressing why he feels constitutional democracy has failed.

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