Financial Services Firm Highland Capital Management

Highland Capital Management is a financial services firm based in Dallas, Texas. It has a number of office locations in New York City along with Sao Paulo Brazil, Singapore and Seoul South Korea. This firm specializes providing investment management for credit and debt backed securities. Highland Capital Management serves both individual and institutional investors. During its existence, the firm became the first institution to offer collateralized loan obligations other than commercial banks. As well as being a comprehensive financial services firm, Highland Capital Management participates in a number of philanthropic activities. It has made a number of contributions to a number of community organizations and causes that have helped make the community a better place. Read this article at Dallas News.

The firm Highland Capital Management started in 1990 when Mark Okada and current co founder and president James Dondero founded a life insurance company. During the first couple of years of the firm’s existence, it would establish itself as a reputable company providing quality life insurance coverage for clients. By its fourth year of existence in 1993, the firm would expand into a fully fledged financial services company. It would begin offering a number of asset management and financial advisory services. Throughout the 1990’s, Highland Capital Management would expand and eventually be built into the top financial services investment management firm it is today. Highland Capital Management is still led by James Dondero. Learn more about Highland Capital at Affiliate Dork.

While Highland Capital focuses on meeting the needs of its many investor clients, it has also looked to help serve the needs of the community as well. Along with contributing to a number of charitable causes, it currently holds a number of events at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. One of the events currently being held is the Art & Leadership of Winston Churchill. At this event, attendees will learn about what made Winston Churchill a highly effective leader. It will also discuss the lessons of his leadership philosophy which can be applied to many of today’s important issues. As well as talking about Churchill’s leadership, the event will also provide paintings of him. There will be a number of speakers at the event to talk about the life of Winston Churchill. These include Allen Packwood of the Churchill Archives Centre at Cambridge and David Reynolds who is a notable British historian and filmmaker.

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Professor Sujit Choudhry Explains The Laws Of Democracy

The United States is often seen as the beacon of democracy in a world where the rights of the individual have been threatened in recent times by the continuing rise in far-right beliefs in many of the world’s best=known democratic nations. Professor Sujit Choudhry has recently published his own take on the democracy of the U.S. framed around a single Tweet by former Attorney General Eric Holder (works.bepress.com).

On December 17, 2017, Attorney General Holder posted a Tweet explaining any attempt by President Donald Trump to remove the Special Counsel Robert Mueller who has been tasked with investigating possible collusion between Trump’s Presidential campaign and Russian agencies. Holder referred to any attempt to fire Mueller as being an “absolute red line” in the call for mass protests against the Trump Administration; Professor Sujit Choudhry likened any attempt by President Trump to the development of an autocracy which would threaten the very essence of the Constitution.

By developing as an autocrat more akin to politicians commonly abusing their power in parts of Africa and Asia where term limits introduced to limit such problems are often ignored. Choudhry points out the President has yet to challenge any term limits or planned elections in a disruptive way.

Much of the focus of Sujit Choudhry is placed on the talk of “red lines” which can be seen to have many different meanings for the expert on international politics and the democratic rule of law. Initially, the “red line” would appear to simply refer to the fact the potential firing of Mueller would cross a moral and Constitutional boundary. However, Choudhry explains the Tweet also sees Eric Holder call for mass, peaceful protests which would also represent a “red line” in terms of the political power being given back to the public.  For more of his views, check iconnectblog.com.

By calling for mass protests, Holder is actually calling for the people of the U.S. to take democracy into their own hands and bypass the rule of law such as the need for Congress to debate any possible impeachment of the President. In fact, impeachment itself could be seen as the ultimate “red line” because of this being the so-called last resort for U.S. lawmakers in terms of removing the President from The White House.

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Sujit Choudhry – Mueller’s Firing Would be a Democratic Failure

Sujit Choudhry is a well respected expert in constitutional law. He has assisted countries from all over the world in establishing a democratic constitution and now teaches law at Berkeley. His role as an adviser has made his possible to travel the globe. Sujit’s work has taken him to countries like Jordan, Libya, South Africa, and Egypt.

Sujit was recently given an entire chapter in a recent book to describe his thoughts on former Attorney General, Eric Holder and a tweet Holder published in December of 2017

“If removed or meaningfully tampered with, there must be mass, popular, peaceful support of both,” Holder wrote on Twitter. Holder was referring to Robert Mueller and his special investigation.

Mueller is leading the investigate into Russian interference in the 2016 election. People have been speculating since Mueller was appointed as to whether Donald Trump would make an attempt to fire him.

Holder’s tweet is simply stating that should Donald Trump fire the special investigation, citizens, not the government will be the ones to decide whether it is okay or not.

In the chapter, Sujit Choudhry  goes into great detail explaining what he believes Holder really meant by the tweet. Sujit says that there are two possible meaning of Holder’s tweet: he is either being literal or figurative. Either Holder believes that citizens will protest upon the firing of Robert Mueller or he is simply stating that the firing of Robert Mueller is a boundary that should never be crossed. Sujit says that the firing of Robert Mueller would be no different than a US President attempting to extend term limits. The firing would go down in history as a democratic failure.

Read http://releasefact.com/2018/04/sujit-choudhry-disintegrating-democracy/

One thing that Holder didn’t mention in the tweet was criminal repercussions. According to Holder, civil unrest is probably the only repercussion of a Mueller firing. “It is striking that Holder, once the nation’s chief law enforcement official, does not even mention a legal challenge to attempts to obliterate Mueller’s authority,” Sujit writes.  Additional article on blogs.law.nyu.edu.

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