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Sujit Choudhry and an Evolving Phenomenon

Sujit Choudhry has created a highly respectable career, specializing in the publishing of writings and research regarding constitutional law and politics (works.bepress.com). In doing so, he has covered a wide array of sectors, combining this mixture of knowledge and experience in the field to help assist the more than two dozen countries that he has visited. As a graduate of Oxford University, as well as Harvard University, where he earned a Master of Laws degree, Sujit Choudhry has consistently uncovered new facts regarding minority rights, federalism, decentralization, and constitutional courts.

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As a constitutional advisor for over twenty years, Sujit Choudhry has worked directly with countries such as Egypt, Libya, Nepal, South Africa, Jordan, and Sri Lanka. In an upcoming publication to be called, “Constitutional Democracies in Crisis?,” Choudhry authored a chapter concerning a recent post on the social media site, Twitter, by Eric Holder – United States Attorney General during the Obama Administration. In Eric Holder’s tweet, he discussed the potential termination of Robert Mueller, White House Special Counsel, by President Donald Trump. According to Eric Holder, if President Trump were to decide to fire Robert Mueller, the consequences could result in an outcry from the American public, and if this should occur, the US Government may be met with backlash and peaceful protests.

Sujit Choudhry also addressed the stance of the American public based on Eric Holden’s predictions, stating that it would be the decision of the masses to conclude whether or not the “red line,” that the former US Attorney General referenced, had actually been crossed. Mr. Choudhry also discussed what he believed Eric Holden was insinuating in his post, which is that the American people will be the deciding factor regarding whether or not changes will be implemented, or if the current climate will subsist. Changes regarding the presidency descending into an autocratic regime, have existed for decades, but since the end of the cold war, they have evolved considerably. These changes are currently being referenced as “authoritarian” or “constitutional backsliding.” Poland, under the influence of the Law and Justice Party, is currently experiencing a number of elements regarding this evolving phenomenon.

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