Sujit Choudhry Reflects on the Downward Spiral of American Democracy

Sujit Choudhry is a constitutional law lawyer and he is one of the best in the business. He has been involved in this field for many years. Choudhry is a law professor at the University of Berkley California ( His expertise in the field of constitutional law has allowed him to become one of the premiere experts in his field. As a matter of fact, Choudhry is one of the chosen experts that was selected to help countries such as Ukraine to help establish their government’s constitution.  More on

In December of 2017 Robert Mueller was threatened to be fired for his investigation into allegations that President Trump received aid from the Russians to win his election. When this happened, former Attorney General Eric Holder stepped up to defend him. He posted a tweet that encouraged people to peacefully protest this action. Choudhry stated that the tweet was important because it was grounded in constitutional protocol.

According to Sujit Choudhry, when this type of situation arises, the American people must figure out if an elected leader or representative have abused their power. He went on to explain how leaders must behave in the right way. If not, they should be held accountable. Choudhry further states that the tweet and the situation could deemed as evidence of the failure of democracy.

He also analyzed how leaders can use constitutional legal mandates to their own advantage. They can use them to gain more time in office or accomplish some type of agenda while in office. He even provides some insight to authoritarian and power hungry individuals who knows how to work through America’s governmental and political system to abuse democracy.

Sujit Choudhry perspective on these issues and many more like them makes it clear that democracy is not a clean system. This form of government has its flaws. However, he wants the American people to know that the democratic process still works. He knows that the problems that the challenges that democracy faces will not undermine its effectiveness and that it still continues to faithfully serve the people.

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