Professor Sujit Choudhry has an international reputation as a scholar. His research encompasses politics and comparative constitutional law. This includes constitutional design, decentralization and succession, federalism, transitional justice, semi-presidentialism, official language policy, the bills of rights and the constitution building processes. He has published a book Constitutional Democracies in Crisis focused on Eric Holder’s tweet. Holder suggested that if Robert Mueller were terminated it would be an absolute red line and be followed by peaceful demonstrations. He additionally tweeted the American people must be heard and seen to be determinative.
Choudhry interpreted the term red line as a constitutional boundary and believes Holder left the American people to decide if authority has been abused by the officials. He also believes Holder insinuated the American people’s reaction would determine the way the issue was resolved. He said the tweet referred to constitutional self-enforcement utilizing the concept of governments revolving around the behavior of the public authority. He stated if these constitutional rules are violated it does not warrant being labeled by the court. He was surprised the chief law enforcement officer of the nation would attempt to obliterate Mueller’s authority.
Sujit Choudhry wrote when red lines are used in a specific way it is an example of democratic failure. He said if term limits are disregarded it is an example of a self-coup to extend the power of those elected. He believes this seizure of power is unconstitutional. He has written about the political climate, the deterioration of constitutional democracy and the threat to democracy. Sujit Choudhry spoke of the threats faced by the constitutional democracy in Poland. He covered the new rules, voting, constitution of panels and assignment of judges. He stated this is what guided the Polish government in a direction considered favorable.
There are in excess of ninety book chapters, articles, reports and working papers cited in Sujit Choudhry’s publication (works.bepress.com). This includes The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution, The Migration of Constitutional Ideas, Constitution Making and Constitutional Design for Divided Societies. Sujit Choudhry is currently an executive or honorary member of numerous prestigious committees and boards.