Constitutional adviser, Sujit Choudhry

Sujit Choudhry is the director at the Center for constitutional transitions and a renowned international scholar. He has been a constitutional advisor for more than 20 years and a professor of law at the University of California. His practice in constitutional affairs involves usage of constitutional designs to solve conflicts, decentralization federalism, constitutional designs in solving transition issues, constitution building processes among other different aspects.

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Recently in one of Sujit Choudhry publications he aimed at analyzing a tweet from the former Attorney general of the united states of America (works.bepress.com) , Eric Holder on the actions to be taken should the tenure of the white house special counsel Robert Mueller be terminated. The former chief legal adviser proposed that should the tenure be terminated there should be peaceful protests for the American people to be heard and seen. He termed the termination as crossing the red line.

Sujit Choudhry views the ideas of the tweet as being built on the foundations of constitutional self-enforcement limited to a small area. This is limiting the context to a focal point. He is surprised that the former chief legal adviser to the state does not even propose legal actions to be taken should the termination happen. Choudhry also tries to explain another focal point in constitution guidelines in most democracies as being that of presidential term limits. He argues that the presidents could increase the terms of their stays by declaring states of emergency or even suspending elections. He dissects the red line as referred by Holders tweet and sees them as a democratic failure when taken into a specific context. For instance, when Heads of States disregard term limits by self-coups, military coups to take over power and even electoral frauds to stay at helm.  Additional article on medium.com

Sujit Choudhry elaborates more on the threats facing constitutional democracies in various parts of the world and in general proposes that courts should call autocracy what it really is and not allow politician’s and citizens nickname it confusing names like defective democracy , illiberal democracy or electoral authoritarianism.

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