One of the most respected minds in constitutional law recently spoke about a tweet from the former Attorney General of the United States.
“ABSOLUTE RED LINE: The firing of Bob Mueller or crippling the special counsel’s office,” the tweet said. “If removed or meaningfully tampered with, there must be mass, popular, peaceful support of both…[The American people] will ultimately be determinative.”
In Constitutional Democracies in Crisis?, a new anthology consisting of thoughts from leading experts all over the world, Sujit Choudhry dissects the tweet in great detail.
Choudhry describes his opinion that the tweet is built upon two ideas: constitutional symbolism and literal speaking. Eric Holder was either speaking about constitutional boundaries that no one would be able to cross or he was simply saying that the citizens will decide if an action like firing Robert Mueller would stand.
Choudhry calls it “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.” Eric Holder was the Attorney General, the highest law enforcer in the county, during the Obama Presidency.
About Sujit Choudhry
Sujit Choudhry is one of the leading names in constitutional law in the entire world. Choudhry is the former Dean of Berkeley School of Law and is the current I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law. Sujit Choudhry was also employed by the New York University School of law as its Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law.
Sujit Choudhry gained his education at several prestigious schools (blogs.law.nyu.edu). He attended McGill University, the University of Oxford, the University of Toronto, and Harvard Law School. He attended Oxford on the Rhodes Scholarship. He has also received the Trudeau Fellowship.
Choudhry is also The Director of Center for Constitutional Transitions. At this company he does what he does best. Choudhry works closely with decision-makers to create a better world for individuals in developing democracies. Check constitutionaltransitions.org.
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