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Sujit Choudhry Discusses Dismissal of Mueller

Sujit Choudhry is the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at UC Berkeley and is renowned for his research and published works regarding politics and comparative constitutional law. Since graduating from Oxford University, Sujit Choudhry has gone to garner a Master of Laws degree from Harvard University, and has also worked hand-in-hand with countries such as Egypt, Libya, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Yemen, and Nepal to assist with constitutional policies (blogs.law.nyu.edu).

Although Sujit Choudhry has over 20 years of experience as a constitutional advisor, his research has recently led him to discuss a recent post made by the former United States Attorney General, Eric Holder, in the upcoming book, “Constitutional Democracies in Crisis.” According to the tweet by Holder, there is real potential for President Donald Trump to dismiss White House Special Counsel, Robert Mueller, from his position, which could lead to action from the American people. If the people act, Eric Holder believes that the reactions will be limited to peaceful protests.

In recent news, White House Special Counsel, Robert Mueller, has been the subject of a number of theories regarding the future of his time in the position amid threats by the President of the United States, Donald Trump. While Robert Mueller’s future is still up in the air, according to Eric Holder, his firing would represent a “red line” being crossed, and would, in his estimation, result in some form of action by the American public. While Eric Holder believes that Mueller’s firing would and should result in peaceful protests by the American people, he also believes that it is ultimately up to them to decide whether protesting is the necessary course of action, or if a line has even been crossed. In Sujit Choudhry’s opinion, in Eric Holder’s recent tweet, he is also insinuating that the actions of the American people, or lack thereof, will directly impact the future of governmental power and actions. Throughout the chapter, Choudhry discusses the possibility that constitutional democracy is in real jeopardy around the world, using real examples to support this school of thought. For more of his published works, click on works.bepress.com.

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