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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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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Saturday, August 25, 2018
Suffer Little Children, We Command You
When the voices of children are heard on the green, And laughing is heard on the hill, My heart is at rest within my breast And everything else is still. — William Blake , Nurse’s Song It is a sad time to be a child. Who’d have thought it just a few years ago. Consider Syria, Yemen, South Sudan,...
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Saturday, August 18, 2018
Trumping Immigrants
All of our people, all over the country-except the pure-blooded Indians-are immigrants... — Franklin Delano Roosevelt, November 4, 1944 A number of readers have written asking whether the recent privately held citizenship ceremony for Viktor and Amalija Knavs had anything to do with the new...
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Mr. Trump tweeted:  NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE.” Views
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Peace in Trump's Time
It must be a peace without victory. . . only a peace between equals can last. - Woodrow Wilson, Address to the Senate, January 12, 1917 Once again, Mr. Trump has shown the world that he is a consummate negotiator, one who has employed his skills to achieve that which none of his predecessors has-...
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Saturday, July 21, 2018
Trump as Tyrant
The man who is tenacious of purpose in a rightful cause is not shaken from his firm resolve by the frenzy of his fellow citizens clamoring for what is wrong, or by the tyrant’s threatening countenance. — Horace, Odes, Bk 1 Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, it got worse. However, it...
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Saturday, July 14, 2018
Scott Pruitt, the Wall Street Journal, and Trump's Swamp
"The name of the slough was 'Despond.' Here, therefore, they wallowed for a time, being grievously bedaubed with the dirt. . . ." — John Bunyan, A Pilgrim’s Progress It was such a nicely written letter, beautifully typed, and of impeccable logic. In it Scott Pruitt explained why he resigned, and it...
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Saturday, July 07, 2018
Guns and Candles
It is better to light one candle than curse the darkness. —Motto of the Christopher Society Those who regularly read this writer’s comments would not expect to see him provide advice to Wayne LaPierre and the National Rifle Association on ways in which they can improve their respective public...
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Sunday, June 03, 2018
The Nobel and the Trump
Modesty and unselfishness-these are virtues which men praise-and pass by. — André Maurois, Ariel It has been a period of exciting ups and downs for the average United States citizen, as well as for Kim Jong Un. The reasons are, of course, different. The ups and downs for Kim Jong Un were first the...
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