Sujit Choudhry-In the Shadow of Ghandi, a Peaceful Democracy

Sujit Choudhry, Guest Researcher for WZB Berlin Social Science Center, law professor at UC-Berkeley, former law professor at New York University, and Scholl Chair at the University of Toronto. Sujit Choudhry is an international authority on comparative constitutional law and politics. Sujit Choudry is also Founder and Faculty Director of the Center for Constitutional Transition.

In Sujit Choudhry’s July 21, 2018 article, Can the President Pardon Himself? for Medium-an online publishing platform, he surmises Article II, Section 2 of the United States Constitution, which outlines presidential pardon powers, doesn’t definitively state that a president can or cannot pardon himself, look (Law.nyu.edu). Rather, it seems that the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, is much more interested in telegraphing pardoning signals to those around him who have been found guilty of a crime. All the while Trump himself, steadfastly proclaims his own innocence. This, of course, applies only to those who have been convicted of a federal offense. State crimes are the purview of the individual state governor. Trump’s decision may even spark a constitutional crisis, helpful information on facebook.com.

Professor Sujit Choudhry is a prolific author with nearly 100 published works to his credit, get info on (Twitter.com). Sujit Choudhry is a member of five internationally recognized advisory law boards. He also holds three Juris Doctorates including a Master of Law from Harvard; was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford; a William E. Taylor Memorial Fellow from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow at the Harvard University Center for Ethics and a former law clerk to the Supreme Court of Canada during the 1996-1997 term. He was also awarded a Trudeau Foundation Fellowship in 2010.

Professor Sujit Choudhry’s research covers a wide berth of issues in constitutional law and politics. The main focus being using constitutional laws to help transition violent conflict to functional, peaceful democratic politics. His research and field experience in constitution building has led to his advisory work in eight countries including Egypt and Ukraine.

 

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