Sujit Choudhry Highlights Changes in Democracy

At UC Berkeley, Sujit Choudhry is the I. Michael Heyman, Professor of Law, having blazed an incredible trail regarding the comparative constitutional law, as well as politics. Having become one of the foremost authorities in the world regarding constitutional law, Sujit Choudhry has lectured and spoken in more than twenty countries around the world and has assisted countries such as Libya, Egypt, Nepal, Ukraine, Yemen, Sri Lanka, and South Africa regarding their constitutional policies. For the last two decades, Sujit Choudhry has also focused heavily on Canadian Law, while also acting as a constitutional advisor.

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In the upcoming publication, “Constitutional Democracies in Crisis?,” Sujit Choudhry recently contributed a chapter that discusses the former US Attorney General, Eric Holder, who operated under the Obama Administration, and his recent tweet regarding Robert Mueller, who could potentially be fired by current President of the United States, Donald Trump. If Donald Trump were to fire Robert Mueller, it is Sujit Choudhry’s belief that this action would be an “absolute red line.” Whether or not the US Government has indeed crossed this line and abused their authority in recent actions is up to the American people to decide. While Eric Holder did not directly address the effect that the American people will have during this time of disintegration regarding constitutional democracy, according to Sujit Choudhry, he did insinuate that the reaction of the American people will have a direct effect on the outcome on the political climate.

Mr. Choudhry’s upcoming chapter in “Constitutional Democracies in Crisis?” is focused at discussing the myriad of changes currently altering the climate of the US political arena, as well as the changing role of the presidency, which continues to shift toward a more autocratic position, check Although failures concerning constitutional democracy have continued to mount since the Cold War, they have essentially evolved in their direction, as well as their execution, and as democracy continues to be globally recognized that the accepted form of government, some rogue regions have begun masking their intentions by utilizing unethical practices. This trend is currently being referred to as “authoritarian” or “democratic backsliding.”

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