Professor Sujit Choudhry is an internationally renowned Professor of law with Stanford University. Professor Sujit Choudhry has a wide range of research interests from constitutional topics such as constitutional design, the process of constitution building and comparative constitutional law, including Canadian constitutional law (constitutionaltransitions.org). Professor Sujit Choudhry also writes about the advocacy for a strong central government as seen in federalism, the opposite of which is decentralization, secession, the practice of semi-presidential systems of government, courts that deal with constitutional law, justice as seen in countries that are just coming out of violent conflict and human rights violations, debate on language policies, human, group, minority and individual rights, The Bill of Rights.
Choudhry also researches a range of in a way that takes people through a discourse from violent conflict to engaging and participatory democratic politics within societies that are often divided due to ethnicity. Other research topics include methodological questions and the security sector.
Professor Sujit Choudhry’s current publication will be included as a chapter in the book, Constitutional Democracies in Crisis? He examined a tweet by the former Attorney General, Eric Holder. This tweet was published in December 2017 and involved the topic of the termination of Robert Mueller, the White House special counsel. In the tweet Eric Holder refers to the potential firing of Robert Mueller. Eric Holder made the suggestion that if anything happened there would be peaceful demonstrations by the masses. Sujit Choudhry’s further analysis suggested Eric Holder based the tweet on the concept of the crossing of the symbolic “redline” and leaves it up to the determination of the people, to make the decision on whether the redline and boundary had been exceeded. This, Professor Sujit Choudhry referred to as the idea of constitutional self enforcement. He further expanded on the concept of constitutions being expectations for governing of both the citizens as well as the government officials.
Professor Sujit Choudhry also discussed several aspects of the global political climate to include Poland’s Law and Justice Party, PIS and the threats to constitutional democracy suffered by Poland.