Sujit Choudhry makes Bold Comparison in New Book


Sujit Choudhry made a a world renowned reputation for himself, traveling the world assisting world leaders in creating democratic constitutions and helping with other policy issues. Sujit has also been an educator during his long career, working at the University of California, Berkeley as its Dean and a law professor at the New York University School of Law ( As far as his own education goes, Sujit was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Oxford. He also extended his knowledge on constitutional law at Harvard.

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In addition to his primary career paths, Sujit is also a successful author, contributing to a variety of educational text books. Sujit Choudhry has worked on books such as The Migration of Constitutional Ideas; Multinational Federations, Constitutional Amendment and Secession; and the Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution (

Sujit was also featured in Constitutional Democracies in Crisis?, where he was given an entire chapter to discuss former Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder, and a tweet from December of 2017.

Eric Holder, in the tweet, called the act of firing Bob Mueller an absolute red line that should not be crossed by Donald Trump. Mr. Holder also said that if Donald Trump fires Bob Mueller, there must be “mass, popular, peaceful support of both.”

In Constitutional Democracies in Crisis?, Choudhry explains to readers the reasoning behind the tweet sent out by Eric Holder. Choudhry’s dissection of the tweet resulted in Choudhry coming to two possible conclusions: Holder is either talking about a figurative red line or a more concrete definition of a red line. One thing that Choudhry found especially strange is the fact the Holder’s tweet doesn’t mention criminal repercussions.

Choudhry goes into great detail in the book, but he primarily talks about instances of presidential overreach. One example that Choudhry gives is a president attempting to run for president for a third term. As most already know, the United States President is limited to 2 terms. Choudhry compares the possibility of a president firing a special investigation to a president that would run past term limitations.

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