Sujit Choudhry Talks About Talks About Disintegrating Democracy

Sujit Choudhry has recently written a book titled Constitutional Democracies in Crisis. In his new book, he focuses on the remarks made by Eric Holder. On social media sites, Holder referred to the termination of White House Special Counsel Robert Mueller as an “absolute red line.” Holder advocated for peaceful demonstrations should anything unfavorable happen to Mueller. According to Choudhry, he believes that Holder’s remarks state that the American people should determine whether or not political officials abused their power. He also said that Holder’s remarks indicate that the American public will determine how any issue with a political leader is resolved. In further commentary, Choudhry said that Holder made remarks that encourage self-enforcement of the constitution rather then political leaders following the provisions of the constitution to resolve matters.

Choudhry is one of the most renowned legal experts in the world. He is a leading expert on comparative constitutional law. In this capacity, he frequently studies the constitutions of various nations and then looks to evaluate them based on their adherence to democratic principles. In other words, he looks to see if a given constitution is democratic and if it can benefit with reforms. With his approach, Choudhry has provided guidance and advice to many nations seeking to integrate constitutional reform that will make them a more democratic nation ( Over the years, he has helped a number of nations draft a constitution as well. His assistance has proven to be very valuable as numerous nations throughout the world have been able to make political changes for the better with democratic principles.

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As well as being active in providing guidance to foreign governments with constitutional reform, Sujit has also provided assistance to government institutions such as the Canadian Supreme Court. During his time with the court, Sujit would interpret the legal system of the nation and make suggestions to help enhance it for the Canadian government. His experience at the Canadian Supreme Court would prompt him to pursue other opportunities in law, particularly legal education. Choudhry went on to teach constitutional law at the University of Toronto Law School. There he served as both a professor and a dean. He would hold similar positions in the United States when he worked at the University of California Berkeley School of Law.  Related article on

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