Sujit Choudhry Comments on Former AG’s Tweet

About Sujit Coundhry

Sujit Choudhry is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Professor of Law at the school. In addition to being a law teacher, he is an expert in international law and politics. Choudhry is one of the most well-respected names in international politics due to his long history of assisting developing countries in organizing their constitutions.

Sujit Choudhry is also a very well-established author and editor ( He has edited Constitution Making, a collection of case studies pertaining to constitutional formation. The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution was also edited by Choudhry. Constitutional Design for Divided Societies and The Migration of Constitutional Ideas are two more of the books he has worked on.

Dissecting Eric Holder’s Tweet

In December of 2017, Eric Holder, a former cabinet member of Barrack Obama, said that if Donald Trump fired Robert Mueller it would be crossing the line. “If removed or meaningfully tampered with, there must be mass, popular peaceful support of both. The American people must be seen and heard – they will ultimately be determinative,” said Eric Hold on Twitter.

Sujit Choudhry is featured in the upcoming book “Constitutional Democracies in Crisis?” Choudhry, in his chapter, completely dissects the Holder tweet. In the writing, he explains various things that Eric Holder may have meant with his statement.

One of the possible meaning behind the Holder Tweet was a figurative red line. If President Donald Trump decides to fire the special investigation, it would be crossing a line that should never be crossed in politics. Should Trump successfully fire Robert Mueller and his team, it would be a dramatic loss of a nation’s democracy.

Eric Holder could have also been talking about a red line that the American citizens wouldn’t tolerate. Choudhry explains that Holder’s tweet may have been suggesting that public outrage will rise to unimaginable levels if Trump were to fire Mueller and the rest of the special counsel.

Check out Choudhry’s chapter for more information on the tweet.

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