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Sujit Choudhry Sheds Light on Democracy

Sujit Choudhry Sheds Light on Democracy

Sujit Choudhry is famous for various accomplishments in life, and one of them is being a remarkable researcher (sujitchoudhry.com). His research encompasses politics and constitutional law where he can come up with constitutional strategies that enable the transition of violent politics to politics that are favorable and conducive for all. Sujit also researches on matters related to federalism, secession, decentralization, democratic rule, bill of rights, official language policy, among other issues related to the constitutional law. Sujit Choudhry also has enlightened people on matters related to the Canadian constitutional law through his writing, see medium.com.

Among his many publications is his current book chapter that is titled “Constitutional Democracies in Crisis” which encompasses a tweet that was made by the previous Attorney General during the reign of President Obama, Eric Holder. The tweet was made in December 2017. Through his tweet, Eric mentioned that if at any chance Robert Mueller, White House Special Counsel, would be terminated, it would be an act of “absolute red line” (releasefact.com).

At the same time, Eric Holder suggested that if that would be the case, there should be peaceful demonstrations by the American people. According to him, that would be a way to ensure that the American citizens’ pleas are heard. Sujit Choudhry also states that the citizens of America will greatly define the outcome of the entire process. He also says that Eric Holder’s tweet is encompassed on constitutional self-enforcement unlike being based on legal merits as what is expected constitutionally. Eric Holder’s tweet took many by surprise especially after failing to mention the upholding or enforcement of any constitutional laws.

Sujit Choudhry also states that cases of presidential term limits are also an example of reaching a focal point. This is where some individuals might opt to expend their term of office for more than the two-term period. A president can achieve this by calling for a state of emergency which could result to political chaos in the country. Other measures that could be taken to achieve such a state include calling off or suspending elections and dissolving the legislature. Through his book, Sujit Choudhry reveals that democracy is entirely under siege and has been since the Cold War.

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