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Sujit Choudhry Breaks down Eric Holder’s Tweet about Trump and Mueller


Sujit Choudhry has had an impressive career. He was the dean of University of California, Berkeley, and he was a law professor at New York University School of Law. Sujit Choudhry’s post secondary school education consists of the best schools in the world. Choudhry has attended McGill University, the University of Oxford, the University of Toronto, and Harvard Law School (blogs.law.nyu.edu).

Sujit is also an author and adviser. As an author he has contributed to various text books; as an adviser he has worked with countries all over the world to set up a democratic constitution. Sujit’s work has enabled him to be a world traveler. He has worked in countries all over the world including Ukraine, Nepal, and Egypt.

Learn more about Sujit’s advisory work on http://constitutionaltransitions.org/director/#Choudhry

One of Sujit’s most recent written efforts can be found in Constitutional Democracies in Crisis? In this book, Sujit was given his own chapter to discuss a tweet from the former Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder. Holder sent out the tweet in December of 2017; the tweet called the firing of Bob Mueller a red line that President Trump shouldn’t cross. The tweet also called for support from citizens on both sides of the political isle.

Sujit, in the book, said the tweet is based upon two different concepts. One is a figurative red line; the other simply states that the people will be the deciding factor in Bob Mueller’s firing.

Sujit Choudhry pointed out one certain peculiarity concerning the Holder tweet. Holder was once the country’s highest law enforcement official, but no mention of legal ramifications for Trump are present in the tweet.

There is another possibility as to what Holder meant by “absolute red line.” As the title of the book suggests, Holder may have used the words red line to refer to a failing democracy. The firing of Bob Mueller, in this scenario, would be the nail in the coffin for a functioning democracy in the United States. Sujit compared the firing of Bob Mueller to the more extreme example of a president ignoring term limits.

Connect with Sujit, visit LinkedIn.

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