Sujit Choudhry is a professor and worldwide scholar who focuses on comparative constitutional politics and law. He has written quite a bit on constitutional law in Canada and specializes in helping countries in conflict transition from chaos into an ordered society that follows a constitution (constitutionaltransitions.org).
Recently, Choudhry penned a chapter in a book where he hones in on a tweet sent out by former Attorney General, Eric Holder, stating that there should be peaceful demonstrations if Robert Mueller, Special Counsel to the White House, was terminated. In the chapter, Choudhry found it interesting that Holder didn’t mention that there should be legal challenges made if Mueller was terminated, but that, instead, he turned it over to the people to take care of.
Sujit Choudhry has also pointed out the importance of presidential term limits and that an autocrat would be the first one to want to do away with this kind of rule. He elaborated that they may do this by declaring some sort of state of emergency or putting off elections until a later date. Choudhry explains further that events like this are what people call “red lines,” and that red lines are indicators of failure in a democratic system. He feels that there is a growing threat to constitutional democracy and that it has been gaining momentum since the cold war. In the same book chapter referred to before, he wrote more about how the democracy in Poland is being threatened, and specifically, how new rules were made that are there to keep a single party in power (works.bepress.com)
Sujit Choudhry has also pointed out other threats to constitutional democracy including times where elected leaders manipulate rules and institutions to stay in office or in power far longer than they should. He used Weimar Germany as an example and pointed out that the country was taken over from within. He also illustrated the point that there is no light distinction between democracies and autocracies, because they are like night and day. Sujit Choudhry plans on continuing to shine the light on the issues and positives when dealing with democracies and countries that are putting together their own constitutions.
Keep up with Choudhry at https://twitter.com/sujit_choudhry