Constitutional Democracies in Crisis? is a group of essays written by some of the greatest minds in constitutional law and politics. One of the people to contribute to the book was Sujit Choudhry, who focused his writings on the subject of Eric Holder. Specifically, Choudhry wrote about a tweet sent out by Holder at the end of 2017 (works.bepress.com).
Eric Holder on Twitter said: “ABSOLUTE RED LINE: The firing of Bob Mueller or crippling the special counsel’s office. If [the investigation] is removed or meaningfully tampered with, there must be mass, popular, peaceful support of both.”
In Choudhry’s section of the book, the constitutional law expert talks about two possible origins of Holder’s thoughts: constitutional symbolism and literally.
It is possible that Eric Holder was talking about literal constitutional limitations that are laid out clearly. Another possibility is that Holder’s red line is simple a boundary that the citizens will not allow Donald Trump to cross. Either way, Holder called for the citizens of the United States to speak up in favor of their political preferences. If Donald Trump fires Bob Mueller, it could be the people of America, not the law, that decides if Trump will remain in office.
Choudhry also talks about democratic issues in other countries like Germany, Poland, and South Africa, but the United States was the primary topic of his essay. The entire chapter can be read in Constitutional Democracies in Crisis?
Read an interesting interview of the Professor on iconnectblog.com
Who is Sujit Choudhry?
Sujit Choudhry is an expert in the topic of constitutional law, obtaining his knowledge at many fine universities. He was born in India, but he was raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Choudhry received degrees from McGill University, Oxford, Harvard Law School, and the University of Toronto. He attended Oxford as a recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship.
Choudhry has held a variety of positions in a variety of fields during his career. He has been an educator, working as a professor at New York University and as the Dean at Berkeley Law School. His educational repertoire extends to outside the classroom as well. He has contributed to text books across several subjects, primarily working as an editor. Refer to blogs.law.nyu.edu.com for more.
Related Link: http://sujitchoudhry.com/