Sujit Choudhry has conducted several investigations on the way politics are held nowadays. His exploration concentrates on various issues in politics and also in comparative constitutional laws. It talks on the subject of constitutional design.
The design aims at conducting peaceful democratic politics rather than the usual violent conflicts. His research also speaks on federalism, semi-presidential, constitutional courts and transitional justice, minority and group rights, decentralization and even secession. Learn more about Sujit and his works, click on constitutionaltransitions.org
Sujit has widely written on Canadian constitutional law (works.bepress.com). Recently, Sujit Choudhry has written a book chapter that is concentrating on a particular tweet of Eric Holder. Eric was the former Attorney General under the leadership of President Obama. The tweet was broadcasted to Holder’s supporters in December 2017.
Eric had mentioned that anything that would terminate the working of Robert Mueller would be termed as an absolute red line. He also said that in case of anything, then the citizens should hold peaceful demonstrations.
Sujit Choudhry clarifies that the Attorney General based his publication on two critical concepts. Firstly, he has left the American people to decide on whether the officials have transgressed the so-called constitution boundary or at any instance abused their authority. Secondly, he based his argument on the constitutional limit.
According to Choudhry, the resolving of the issue will primarily depend on the people’s reaction. This will depend on the upholding or reversing of the constitution boundary. Sujit also explains that the tweet also focuses on the constitutional self-enforcement.
Constitutions govern the appropriateness of individuals behavior on the public authority by concentrating on central points. The primary points are also the constitutional rules. Violation of this rules does not give the court a warrant to label them.
Sujit Choudhry mentioned the other principal point as the term limit of the president. He also said that an excellent example of a more general category known as the autogolpe or the self-coup is disregarding the term limits.
According to Sujit Choudhry, the red lines mentioned by Eric can be an example of democratic failure if they are viewed in some specific context. Sujit stated that democratic backsliding is a threat to constitutional democracy.
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