Professor Sujit Choudhry Publishes His Latest Book
Professor Sujit Choudhry teaches law school students about comparative constitutional law. He has written many books, including textbooks, about constitutional issues (works.bepress.com). His latest book is, “Constitutional Democracies in Crisis?” which is about how constitutional democracies around the world are under assault. This includes the United States with the election of Donald Trump in particular. Eric Holder, who was the US Attorney General when President Barack Obama was in office, made a tweet which is the subject of one chapter in this book.
Eric Holder’s tweet said that if Trump terminated White House Special Counsel Robert Mueller than that would be crossing an “absolute red line”. He said if that were to occur he expected that the American people would come together and start peaceful protests all over the nation. He said the citizens of the US would and must be both seen and heard which would determine how things played out.
Sujit Choudhry wrote that there are two concepts at play here. The first is that it is ultimately up to the American people on whether some government official has abused their constitutional authority. Second, it is the people that will decide how this is resolved whether that means the government officials actions and/or words will be reversed or upheld.
Beyond being a college professor, Sujit Choudhry is also the founding director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. This is a global network of constitutional authorities who work together to fill in gaps in constitutional knowledge. The goal is to give government officials fact-based policy options when the time arrives for them to either form or modify their nation’s constitution.
More about Choudhry on http://sujitchoudhry.com
After graduating from McGill University with his bachelors in 1992, Sujit Choudhry attended the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. After earning his law degree there in 1994 he attended the University of Toronto and earned his LL.B. In 1998 he graduated from Harvard Law School with his LL.M. Since that time he as been teaching comparative constitutional law in both America and Canada. The law school he is presently teaching at in on the Berkeley campus of the University of California.