Christopher Brauchli

Christopher Brauchli is a columnist and lawyer known nationally for his work. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Colorado School of Law where he served on the Board of Editors of the Rocky Mountain Law Review. He can be emailed at brauchli.56@post.harvard.edu. For political commentary see his web page at http://humanraceandothersports.com

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Rudolph Giuliani Views
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 10:30am
Jewels from Giuliani
Quick, send in the clowns, Don’t bother they’re here. — Stephen Sondheim, Send in the clowns We are in Rudolph Giuliani's debt. He has given Republican wannabe- presidents something of substance to discuss and has introduced a gentle note into the campaign-love. Until Rudy came along many of the...
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Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 9:15am
Alabama Supreme Court: More Moore
Old times there are not forgotten. — Dixie, Old American Folk Song Alabama is back, represented by Roy Moore, the Chief Justice of its Supreme Court and by the W.F. Burns Middle School in Valley, Alabama. Roy comes first. In 2000 Roy was campaigning to become the Chief Justice. That was the year...
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Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 9:00am
Sex and Interior Decorating
Sexual intercourse began In nineteen sixty-three. . . Between the end of the Chatterley ban And the Beatles’ first LP. — Philip Larkin, Annus Mirabilis [1974] I do not ordinarily cover the newest fads. This week, however, I am making an exception because the newest fads are inspired by a movie that...
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Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 4:45pm
Post Mortem Justice US Style
It hath often been said, that it is not death, but dying which is terrible. -Henry fielding, Amelia There’s a big difference between the Russian Court that tried Sergei Magnitsky and the United States Supreme Court that agreed to hear the appeal of Charles Warner. The Russians are content to try a...
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Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 7:45am
Revisiting the IRS
Taxes are what we pay for civilized society. — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Compania de Tobacos v. Collector The Republicans deserve credit for persistence, if not creativity. First it was the Affordable Health Care Act that they have voted to repeal no fewer than 54 times since taking control of the...
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Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 7:45am
Saudis and Satire
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. —Voltaire Meanwhile, back in Saudi Arabia. . . . For a brief time it seemed that our friends and allies, the Saudis, might be on the verge of getting one thing right. In early November it was reported that King Abdullah’s...
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Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 10:30am
Crimes and Congress
Recent events cause the citizen to ask whether there are any rules that might prevent members of the criminal class from also being members of a Congressional class. What we have learned, thanks to Michael Grimm, the Congressman from New York’s 11th Congressional District, is that being a...
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Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 9:00am
A Kim Comedy
The world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel. —Horace Walpole, Letter to the Countess of Upper Osory It’s too bad that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg didn’t create a funny and historically accurate movie about Kim Jong-un. It’s not that they lacked material-it’s that they...
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Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 10:45am
JPMorgan Chases Profits
Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. The Lord’s Prayer Here are some of the good things JPMorgan has done in recent years. In 2012 it reduced the compensation of Jamie Dimon, its chairman, president and CEO from $23 million to $11.5 million. That was his punishment for all the bad...
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Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 10:30am
The US in Iraq is History Repeating Itself
It was déjà vue all over again. — Attributed to Yogi Berra That was then-this is now. Thank goodness. It would be a pity if history were to repeat itself. It would suggest we weren’t smart enough to learn from experience. “Then” began in 1950 with the establishment of the United States Military...
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