Professor Sujit Choudhry; an advisor in constitutional affairs.

Professor Sujit Choudhry; an advisor in constitutional affairs.

Sujit Choudhry is a globally recognized professor. He is an I. Michael Heyman professor at The University of California and the Berkeley- School of Law. He is also a known constitutional advisor. He had worked as a legal advisor in various countries such as Egypt, Sri Lanka, and Tunisia just to mention a few. He has also provided advisory services to stakeholders, civil society groups party leaders, and parliamentarians.

He is known for his expertise research on fields such as politics and comparative constitutional law. These fields deal with various issues such as using the constitution as a conflict resolution tool, constitutional provision of democratic politics, using the structure to solve problems concerning ethnic division, the building process of the constitution itself among others.

Professor Sujit Choudhry has recently published a book. The book is written on Constitutional Democracy in Crisis. The book is still yet to be released. In this book, Professor Sujit talks of the published tweet of Eric Holder, the former U.S Attorney General under President Obama. In his tweet, Mr. Holder encouraged peaceful demonstrations in case the White House Special Counsel Robert Mueller was removed from office.

Learn more of his works at https://works.bepress.com/sujit_choudhry/

According to his understanding of Mr. Holder’s tweet, Professor Sujit draws two possible conclusions. One is that Holder was making a call to action based on noncontroversial constitutional limits with regards to the American democracy. On the other hand, Holder might be suggesting that the power of impeachment of a government official lied to the public.

Professor Sujit suggested that Holder’s concept was built around the idea of a focal point. He suggests that Holder’s words are evidence of collective failure. Sujit explained that a constitution should protect the public’s and even the authority’s interests and nurture good behavior (constitutionaltransitions.org). Professor Sujit was in total disagreement of Holder’s tweet.

Sujit goes on to suggest that another focal point concept is evidenced in the presidential two-term limit. He indicates that dictators might want to extend their service terms. This, however, can cause a state of emergency and deterioration of the country’s development. This act of invoking one’s term limits denies the people their democratic rights. He also suggests that illegal proclamation of power without being fairly elected can drive a country in a coup d’état. For more of his views, click on iconnectblog.com.