Sujit Choudhry Talks Impact of White House Special Counsel

Sujit Choudhry has operated in a variety of capacities during his storied career, particularly regarding the publishing of research regarding politics and constitutional law, but today, he is the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at UC Berkeley. Over the course of his career, Sujit Choudhry has visited a wide array of countries around the world, including Syria, Egypt, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Nepal, and Yemen, which, through his knowledge of constitutional law, has helped during the development of their constitutions (blogs.law.nyu.edu).  His areas of concentration generally cover areas such as federalism, constitutional courts, minority rights, and bills of rights, and he his also adept regarding the inner workings of Canadian Law.

In the upcoming piece, “Constitutional Democracies in Crisis?,” Sujit Choudhry contributed a chapter contributed a chapter that discusses a recent post by Eric Holder on Twitter. Eric Holder is the former Attorney General of the United States, operating during Barack Obama’s tenure, and he recently posted about the possible dismissal of White House Special Counsel, Robert Mueller, which many fear, looms near. Should United States President Donald Trump decided to lean on his authority and fire Robert Mueller, Eric Holder believes that there will almost certainly be some type of reaction from the American public.

Due to the nature of the threat to White House Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s position, Eric Holder’s recent tweet can be perceived as a call to action for the American public, as he believes that this move represents a trespass of the highest order. The decision will ultimately remain in the hands of the American people as to whether an action is necessary, but, in Sujit Choudhry’s opinion, the reaction of the masses to this threat, will dictate the future. If the American people take action, utilizing the peaceful protests that Holder envisions, there will be reversal amongst recent controversial policies. The basis of Sujit Choudhry’s chapter in “Constitutional Democracies in Crisis,” is the political climate in the United States, particularly in the midst of failure regarding constitutional democracy around the world. These threats to constitutional democracy around the world are currently being called “authoritarian backsliding” or “democratic backsliding.”

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