Sujit Choudhry’s Views On Holder Tweet And Its Implications

Sujit Choudhry is an internationally recognized professor who bases most of his research in comparative laws of the constitution and politics. This involves the use of the constitutional design as a tool to manage the transitioning from violent to nonviolent self-governing politics, federalism, bills of rights among other researchers. Sujit Choudhry has also widely written on the Canadian constitutional law. One of his most recent work is a book chapter set to be released in Constitutional Democracies in Crisis (works.bepress.com). Generally, he bases his research on a tweet by Eric Holder who served as an Attorney General during the Obama presidency which was published at the end of 2017 to his followers. In the tweet Holder labeled any termination of White Special advisor Robert Mueller an absolute red line. He also continued and added that in case anything happens nonviolent demonstrations should ensue.

From Sujit Choudhry’s point of view to the Holders tweet ,the former Attorney General, the need to act is centered on two concepts. One of the concepts is the symbolic red line and the second concept is that Holder lets the American citizens decide if the officials have abused their power and trespassed the named boundaries. More to that Sujit Choudhry says that Holder implies that the reaction of the American citizens will help to decide how the issue will be handled. Choudhry says that Holder tweet is based on the idea of constitutional self-enforcement which is built within the concept of the focal point.

According to professor Sujit, the other example of a focal point is the length and the limit of the presidential term, which is two terms in the States all over the world. He continues to write and states that autocrats would seek to break the focal point by trying to increase their length in office by either declaring a state of emergency or going ahead and suspending the elections. Sujit Choudhry writes that if Holder red line is translated to a certain context, then it can be considered as a failure in democracy.

The chapter focuses on various aspects modern-day political climate especially in the social media, (Twitter) and several other places within the world that indicate the deterioration of the constitutional democracy together with the autocratic type of presidency.

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