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 (

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

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 Offers his Sentiments on Eric Holder’s Tweet

Professor Sujit Choudhry is a renowned professor of law at the prestigious California University, Berkeley School of Law. Initially, he served at Cecilia Goetz at New York University in addition to the Scholl Chair at Toronto University.


Professor Sujit’s research highlights a broad spectrum of issues found in comparative and constitutional law as well as politics. Besides, his expertise to assists experts to manage the transition from violent to peaceful politics. Far from that, Sujit Choudhry is well versed with critical knowledge on constitutional design in societies that require peace talks ( To foster peace in such communities, he uses a model made to unite people. The model is composed of the following items; semi-presidential, constitutional courts, federalism and decentralization. In addition, he has written extensively about Canadian Law.

Editorial Works

Sujit Choudhry is prominent for publishing several articles and book chapters including The Migration of Constitutional Ideas and Constitution Making ( Recently, he released a book chapter titled Constitutional Democracies in Crisis? The book is set to be released soon, and it capitalizes on a tweet by the former attorney general who served in President Obama’s regime, Mr. Eric Holder. In the tweet, Mr. Holder called on all prospective termination of Mueller as a red liner. Moreover, should anything happen to him, citizens should take to the streets with peaceful demonstrations. Conclusively, Mr. Holder stated that Americans must be heard.

Choudhry’s Sentiments

As usual, Sujit Choudhry’s input in the matter was worth counting on. That is why he contributed to Mr. Holder’s sentiments. According to Sujit, the attorney general’s tweet was a call to action and in it was two important concepts; first of all, there was a symbolic aspect to it hence the red line. Secondly, Sujit Choudhry cites that Mr. Holder’s reaction to American’s sentiments will somewhat dictate how the issue will be handled.

Personal Profile

Mr. Choudhry is a renowned lawyer recognized internationally. He combines a variety of research that focuses on finding constitutional solutions to law and politics. What further defines his input in matters of the constitution is his leadership at the Centre for Constitutional Matters. In that organization, Mr. Choudhry combines a broad spectrum of research agenda with field experience from advisors and experts to find constitutional solutions.

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Constitution Building

Sujit Choudhry is the Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. Choudhry met with constitutional experts to talk about the current circumstances in Ukraine. They spoke of the current presidential system and the constitutional challenges that are currently facing the country. They also discussed supporting democracy internationally. Choudhry concluded that the country’s instability was a result of their weak political parties. After he met with the experts and gave his conclusion on the matter, he had a roundtable discussion with political influencers in the country.

The people that were present at the roundtable were people that had a significant amount of wisdom on the matters at hand. At the roundtable, they shared their knowledge to come up with valuable input.   Additional article on

Sujit Choudhry gave the constitutional leaders valuable information to aid them in making beneficial constitutional decisions. He encouraged the leaders to converse about policy options in support of the constitutional reform process. His main goal was to make them aware of the fact that any mistake made while creating the constitution could have long-lasting effects.

The Center of Constitutional Transitions gathers a great amount of knowledge supporting constitution building. They gather information by having experts provide evidence-based policy options. Their system produces excellent results because they have experts from other countries to come in and give them information that will help them solve any problems before they cause bigger problems.  Related article on

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Sujit Choudhry was born in 1970. Before pursuing law, he was taking biological studies at McGill University. He decided to pursue law and receive his bachelor’s degree from the University at Oxford. He earned his master’s in law from Harvard school of law. Choudhry is the first Indian-American to become a dean at the University at Berkley Law School.

Sujit Choudhry is known for his wide range of knowledge in the law field. He is respected by foreign countries for his knowledge of the constitutional construction process. He has advised Nepal, Libya, Egypt, Ukraine, Sri Lanka, and South Africa in constitution building. He has written many pieces of literature which have been found useful by those seeking advisement.  To read about his published work, check

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Sujit Choudhry asks Spain not to attack it’s own people part 2

Despite Mr.Puigdemont’s good intentions the fact of the matter is that while the majority of Catalonia’s people would like to secede from Spain there is still a rather large minority that doesn’t want the secession to happen. As to be expected there are many who doubt the success of the secession and others plainly stand against the vote altogether.

As a direct result of October’s mishaps the law scholars, including Sujit Choudhry, have come to the conclusion that Prime Minister of Spain, Rajoy, is not in favor of Catalonia’s independence and is actually attempting to undermine the core belief system of the European Union by repressing its own people and attempting to have a voice about the goings on in Spain and Catalonia.  To read his views on politically related issues, hop over to

About Sujit Choudhry:

An active educator, lawyer, and author Mr.Choudhry has a vast wealth of education and experience under his belt. He has attended Oxford and received one of the highest University honors in the world by establishing himself as a Rhodes Scholar. He has received two law degrees one from Toronto and the other from Harvard.

Being invited to join the United Nations Mediation Roster in 2010 this alone shows the level of dedication and passion for politics as well as his outstanding education from some of the world’s most renowned law schools.  Read his blogs, visit his page.

In 2014 Mr. Choudhry became a Dean at the University of California Berkeley’s School of Law.

Currently, he is the Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions as an advisor for the building process in Egypt, Jordan, Libya and many others.

Sujit Choudhry has also been cited in the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights reports.  Additional article on

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All of this experience, and more, as well as dedication, has qualified him to be an expert in his field of comparative constitutional law as he continues to provide service and help to nations and it’s people.  For updates on his latest timeline activities, check on

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