Understanding Constitutional Law by Professor Sujit Choudhry

Professor Sujit Choudhry has over the years been involved in researches that touch on constitutional law and also involving politics. The globally well-known scholar’s work includes the use of constitutional design in helping the shift of violent conflicts into passive democratic politics, decentralization, minority and group rights, and presidential. His work has also touched on the constitutional building procedures and also the oversight in the security sector. Professor Sujit Choudhry has also been broadly involved in the writing of the constitutional law of Canada. Among his latest work is a chapter released in the ‘constitutional Democracies in Crisis?’

The chapter revolves on a tweet that was made by Eric Holder in December 2017 who was the attorney general during President Obama’s era. In the tweet, Holder defined the termination of Robert Mueller who at the time was white house Special Counsel “absolute red line”, according to (Twitter.com). Holder continued to say that if Mueller was to be removed, what would follow is a “mass, popular, peaceful support of both.” According to how Sujit Choudhry understands the tweet is that it is based on two models which one is the symbolic use of “red line” and the other one is when Holder lives it to the Americans to decide whether there was an abuse of power by the officials. Besides, Professor Sujit Choudhry emphasizes that only the people will give the direction to be taken on the matter, based on facebook.com.

Holder’s tweet according to professor Choudhry is based on the concept of constitutional self-enforcement at a focal point, see (Sujitchoudhry.com). He insists that constitutions are governing expectations of those in authority and the people and is determined by the aptness of the performance of the officials by focusing on the rules in the constitution. Sujit Choudhry adds that when there are violations of these rules at any point does not give the court the authority to assume them as such. It is for this reason why Professor Sujit Choudhry finds it surprising for Holder to write such a tweet despite him once serving as the “chief law enforcement official.” According to Choudhry, Holder could instead focus on the legal challenges even if he was supporting Mueller, check this https://works.bepress.com/sujit_choudhry/.