Democracy in the US is Failing According to Sujit Choudhry

Professor Sujit Choudhry has written about a lot of political issues, especially those concerning constitutional law and design. Recently, he wrote a chapter in the book Constitutional Democracies in Crisis? that had a particular focus on a single tweet. This tweet was by former Attorney General Eric Holder in reference to the potential firing of Robert Mueller, White House Special Counsel.

Eric Holder stated that this action would be an “absolute red line” for the democracy of the United States that the people must speak out about. Sujit Choudhry finds it interesting that he is putting so much emphasis on the American people instead of the legal system to address this issue.

Choudhry believes that the American people making the final decision on the matter is a form of “constitutional self-enforcement” with the focal point being Robert Mueller’s employment at the white house. The nature of the tweet indicates that not all constitutional violations are deemed to be so in a court, which is especially interesting coming from the former head of the legal system in the United States. Only time will tell far how far these lines will have to be crossed before the American people take to the streets to express their dissatisfaction.

Sujit Choudhry has served as Dean of the School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley where he is currently a Professor of Law. Before Berkeley, he was on the staff at both New York University and the University of Toronto. Highly educated, Sujit Choudhry has earned 4 degrees in Science and Law from McGill University, the University of Oxford, the University of Toronto, and Harvard Law School. For more than 20 years, Sujit Choudhry has worked as an international constitutional advisor.

The internationally known Sujit Choudhry has been published more than 90 times in books, articles, reports, and working papers (works.bepress.com). Currently, he is on the boards of several organizations including the Cambridge Studies in Constitutional Law, Constitutional Court Review, and the Institute for Integrated Transitions. As a professor, he researches a broad spectrum of topics such as constitutional design and official language policy.

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