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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Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 7:45pm
Banks and Punishments
And watten penance will ye drie for that, Edward, Edward? A Scottish Ballad (about a man who killed his father) Occasionally people inquire as to the different treatment of different kinds of persons in our legal system. As the U.S. Supreme Court has explained, corporations are persons just like my...
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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 9:30am
Learning from Limbaugh
“At length I recollected the thoughtless saying of a great princess, who, on being informed that the country people had no bread, replied, ‘Let them eat cake.’’” Jean Jacques Rousseau, Confessions In 2008 Rush Limbaugh was paid $38 million. In 2014 Rush Limbaugh earned $66 million. For terrestrial...
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Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 9:15am
Drugs, Guns, or Life in Prison
Hanging was the worst use a man could be put to. — Sir Henry Wotton, The Disparity Between Buckinham and Essex Herewith a study of the activities of two state legislatures that have dealt with identical problems in quite different ways. The two legislatures are in the states of Utah and Nebraska...
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Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 2:00pm
The Tax Collector and the Criminal
“Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Compania de Tobaccos v. Collector At tax time it is always fun to get away from numbers and instead reflect on news from the IRS that is invariably more interesting than a bunch of numbers would be. The recent news comes...
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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 9:30am
Climate, Scott and Mitch McConnell
Blind and naked Ignorance Delivers brawling judgments, unashamed, On all things all day long. — Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Merlin and Vivien There are two ways to attack climate change. One comes from Rick Scott of Florida and the other from Mirthful Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. They attack the same...
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Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 10:00am
A Whole New Approach to Bigotry
Cried all, “Before such things can come, You idiotic child, You must alter human nature!” And they all sat back and smiled. — Charlotte Perkins Gilman, In This Our World It is a whole new approach to bigotry and it comes just as the country is celebrating 50 years since Bloody Sunday in Selma...
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Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 2:15pm
DHS as Sacrificial Lamb
Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? — Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address It all worked out beautifully and the way it was structured made it absolutely clear that the House of Representatives...
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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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