Democracies can be a very fragile institution for any country. And one constitutional expert sites a tweet by the former United States Attorney General as a demonstration of how a democracy should function in the time of crisis. That expert, Sujit Choudhry, sees freedom’s delicate balance from a recent tweet by former Attorney General Eric Holder (medium.com).
In the tweet, former United States Attorney General called for a peaceful protest in the event Special Counsel Bob Mueller is fired by U.S. President Donald Trump. Mr. Choudhry comments that this tweet shows a sense of self-governance in a democracy. Something that is not often possible in many countries.
To offer some background, Special Counsel Bob Mueller is investigating the possibility of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. Additionally, Mr. Mueller is also investing possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to interfere in the election. President Trump warned that any investigation into his personal finances was a red line which may lead to the dismissal of Bob Mueller. Special Counsel Mueller has seen subpoena records related to the Trump campaign and the Trump Organization itself.
Sujit Choudhry commented that constitutional self-governance is the ultimate safeguard to a democracy. And that this self-governance is critical because the firing of special counsel Bob Mueller could trigger a Constitutional Crisis and call into question whether or not the United States of America is still a functioning democracy. With the threat of mass demonstration, the President may be unlikely to take the unusual step of firing the very person investigating him.
Sujit Choudhry is known as one of the top constitutional lawyers in the country. In his career, Mr. Choudhry has offered his expertise to many countries undergoing a transition to a constitutional democracy. Some of the countries he has worked with include Egypt as well as other nations in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. With decades of experience, Mr. Choudhry is an authority on working democracies (chronicleweek.com).
Mr. Choudhry holds a law degree from the University of Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Additionally, he had attended Harvard Law School as well as the University of Toronto. Check blogs.law.nyu.edu. Today Mr. Choudhry is considered the foremost expert in constitutional law.
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