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Sujit Choudhry’s View on a Recent Tweet

Sujit Choudhry’s View on a Recent Tweet

Sujit Choudhry is a famous scholar who has received international recognition for his works in various fields. He is a researcher who addresses many issues relating to constitutional law and politics. He is also a Law professor at University of California, Berkeley.

Professor Sujit Choudhry is a founding member and director of the Centre for Constitutional Transitions (constitutionaltransitions.org).  The center collects knowledge and information required to construct and establish constitutions. It conducts research involving constitutional experts from all corners of the globe. Sujit Choudhry has received global recognition for his expertise in politics and comparative constitutional law. He has been consulted by many dignitaries from all over the world on legal matters.

Most of his research findings are published. In his latest publication, Prof Sujit Choudhry analyses Eric Holder’s tweet that was posted in 2017 December.  Eric was the Attorney General under President Obama’s regime. The tweet referred to possible termination of White House Special Counsel Robert Muller an “absolute red line.” He called for peaceful demonstrations against Muller’s dismissal, check releasefact.com.  .

According to Choudhry, the AG’s call for the demonstration was based on either the “red line” or unclear boundaries in the American constitution that may have been surpassed. Mr. Holder in his tweet expressed that how the citizen’s reaction will determine Muller’s fate. Choudhry states that the tweet was based on “constitutional self-enforcement” and was built on a focal point concept. He points out that the constitution is critical about the citizens’ demands on the public authority also based on focal points. He is surprised that the former law upholder Eric does not even suggest a legal solution to the matter.

The presidential term limit of two years is the other critical point that Choudhry talks about. The professor continues to say that it is possible for an autocrat to defy the constitutional limit by occupying the office longer. Any opponents of the more extended stay in office, political especially, would also call citizens to the streets to counter the longer stay. According to Sujit Choudhry, the two incidents demonstrate democratic failure, which has been evolving since Cold War. They are perfect examples of how leaders undermine the constitution.

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