Christopher Brauchli

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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Sunday, November 04, 2018
The Newborns vs. Trump
Springtime for Hitler and Germany, Deutschland is happy and gay, We’re moving to a faster pace, Lookout, here comes the Master Race. — Mel Brooks, The Producers In the many years this column has appeared, it is rare that it has weighed in on constitutional issues. Occasionally, however, an issue is...
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Trump's Justice Department on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the civil rights of transgender Americans are not protected in the workplace. (Photo: @civilrightsorg/Twitter) Views
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Sexual Identity in Trump's World
Amo, Amas, I love a lass, As a cedar tall and slender, Sweet cowslip’s grace Is her nominative case, And she’s of the feminine gender! John O’Keefe, The Agreeable Surprise (1783) Herewith a brief explanation of what the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) is trying to do insofar as...
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Brett Kavanaugh Views
Sunday, October 21, 2018
The Elevation of Brett Kavanaugh
No one is such a liar as the indignant man." —Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra Defense lawyers are wondering what the impact of Brett Kavanaugh’s elevation to the U.S. Supreme Court will be on criminal law in the United States. The question is not purely academic. What we now...
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The Tornillo facility, a shelter for children of detained migrants, in Tornillo, Texas, U.S., is seen in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, obtained by Reuters June 25, 2018. Views
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Immigrants... Once More
“[Man] is immortal . . . because he …has a spirit capable of compassion. . . .” — William Faulkner, Speech upon receiving the 1950 Nobel Prize My apologies to my readers. I am sure they get tired of hearing about immigrants. Immigrants get tired of being in a position where the likes of me are...
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Saturday, October 06, 2018
L'amour and Nuclear War
L’amour, l’amour fair tourner le monde. — Anonymous French song I know I speak for all my readers when I say that we greeted the news with sighs of relief. It seemed we had gone to the precipice, and walked back into a warm embrace that could not have been imagined only one year earlier. It was...
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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Yearning to Be Free
All of our people all over the country-except the pure-blooded Indians-are immigrants or descendants of immigrants . . . — Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1944 campaign speech It is almost unbelievable—except it isn’t. It could make immigration even less appealing—it may. It affects those undeterred by...
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Saturday, September 22, 2018
The Pot Addresses the Kettle
To reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person. . . . — Preamble to Charter of the United Nations The good news is that, as of this writing, there is no talk of the Chinese imposing reciprocal sanctions on the United States. According to a report in the...
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Stormy Daniels Views
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Stormy's Secrets
If the law supposes that, the law is a ass—a idiot. Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist The law can be confusing, and I am happy to offer an explanation of one legal concept that has confused many readers untutored in its ways. The concept for which I hope to provide clarity is known as “non-disclosure...
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Saturday, September 08, 2018
Trumping Passports
All persons born or naturalized in the United States...are citizens of the United States. — Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution There are, of course, various ways of doing it. Hitler had one, Bahrain has another, and Trump yet another. Readers can decide for themselves which is preferable...
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Saturday, September 01, 2018
Trumping the Flag
A thoughtful mind, when it sees a nation’s flag, sees not the flag only, but the nation itself, and whatever may be its symbols, its insignia, he reads chiefly in the flag the government, the principles, the truths, the history which belongs to the nation that sets it forth. — Henry Ward Beecher,...
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