An International Intellectual, Sujit Choudhry, Shares His Opinion on the State of Us and Global Democracy

Sujit Choudhry, a globally recognized savant, has been researching a wide range of problems with politics and comparative constitution law around the world. He also likes to study constitutional design as a utensil, carefully viewing how the constitution can transition violence to peace, how it would work in racially separated societies, as well as viewing how it can operate in secular governments and authoritarian governments (blogs.law.nyu.edu). He also has some works designed exclusively for Canada’s constitutional law.

Sujit Choudhry’s newest writing is a publication called Constitutional Democracies in Crisis?, check works.bepress.com. In this publication he focuses on a twitter post by Eric Holder, former Attorney General from the Obama Administration. Holder’s tweet talked about how firing Bob Mueller would be an absolute “red line” and that if he is fired there must be peaceful demonstrations from citizens to show that the American people do not wish for this outcome and on the contrary, if Americans do wish for Mueller to be fired, they should also assemble peacefully. Choudhry has dissected this tweet and says that the call to action is based off of two key concepts. The first being in the first line of the tweet, the “red line”, a symbolic constitutional boundary. The other is Holder’s call to action to the American people to determine whether the Trump administration is crossing over this constitutional boundary.

Another keen observation from Sujit Choudhry states that the idea of Holder’s tweet comes from constitutional self-enforcement or having citizens “call out” public authority when it violates the rules of the nation. He is also surprised that Holder didn’t suggest a legal challenge in the court over the decision of wishing for the people to voice their opinions.

The publication that Sujit Choudhry wrote also comments on a multitude of other issues with the US and the world’s current political climate. He has compared Trump’s presidency to an autocracy and that the current state of media infers a fast deterioration of democracy. He also states that the threat to democracy has significantly changed since the Cold War, mentioning how authoritative parties have come to get themselves to get elected democratically and proceeded to erode rules that are set into place to undermine the power of the citizen.

For more of Choudhry’s work, visit http://sujitchoudhry.com/advisory-work/

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