Sujit Choudhry and Comparisons Between South Africa and the United States

Sujit Choudhry is international known because of his role in assisting new governments in implementing a democratic constitution. In fact, Choudhry is an expert in the field and has traveled the world, spreading his wisdom to the future leaders of the world. He was educated on the subject at Harvard and Oxford, but he also attended McGill University and the University of Toronto.

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Choudhry has also shared his knowledge with the students of Berkeley School of Law, as Dean, and as a professor at the New York University School of Law. In addition to these face to face lessons, Choudhry has contributed, often as editor, to many textbooks over the years. Personally, Sujit Choudhry is responsible for educating thousands of students on constitutional law.

Sujit Choudhry was named Practitioner of the Year by the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto in 2011 (

In a recent book, Sujit Choudhry shared his thoughts on Eric Holder and a tweet published by the former Attorney General of the United States. The tweet was published in December of 2017 and relates to the topic of Donald Trump and the ongoing investigation into the 2016 Presidential Election (

The tweet by Holder drew a red line for Donald Trump. Holder declared that any attempt to fire or hinder the special counsel’s investigation should result in civil, peaceful action among supporters of both sides.

Holder called the firing of Robert Mueller an “absolute red line,” and Choudhry explains precisely what Holder meant in the book. In simplest terms, according to Choudhry that red line is impeachment. While impeachment isn’t on the table yet in America, Choudhry draws comparisons between South Africa’s recent leadership issues and Donald Trump’s travel ban. Choudhry calls into question that court decision that called the ban illegal, pondering whether this decision will create a taint on the administration, preventing a similar, more constitutional ban to be put in place.

Choudhry’s entire chapter can be read in Constitutional Democracies in Crisis?

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