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.
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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