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, January 12, 2019
Federal Workers' Woes
No memory of having starred, Atones for later disregard... — Robert Frost, Two Tramps in Mud Time It’s not all taxpayers he doesn’t care about. Only the 800,000 federal employees who are not getting paid. As far as the rest of us are concerned, he wants to limit the impact as much as he can. As...
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Yeisvi Carrillo, seen in a family photo, is an American citizen who remains in foster care while her mother, Vilma Carrillo, appeals a deportation order. Views
Saturday, December 22, 2018
An Angel and an Orphan
Suffer little children to come unto me . . . . --The Gospel According to Saint Matthew Children are in the news yet again. Not the 12,800 immigrant children that were in shelters for migrant children in the United States in September 2017, a significant increase from May 2016. In that month there...
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Saturday, December 15, 2018
Holiday Detention
[F]reedom of the person under the protection of the habeas corpus... — Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address (1801) There are two great new Trump initiatives designed to make life in the United States less attractive for immigrants and reduce their number here. One is aimed at those who entered...
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Saturday, December 08, 2018
We and the Uighurs
It’s all a matter of perception. Often the outside observer doesn’t have the proper view of things and fails to appreciate that what is observed is not what is actually taking place. Consider the Uighurs in far West China and illegal immigrants along the southwest border of the United States.
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The west facade of United States Supreme Court Building at dusk in Washington, D.C. Views
Sunday, December 02, 2018
The Trump and the Courts
[A]s judges we are neither Jew nor Gentile, neither Catholic nor agnostic. — Felix Frankfurter, 319 U.S. 624 (1943) The Trump has been busy with so many things he didn’t notice that his right wing friend in Poland just took a left turn. Until that happened, they were like two peas in a pod...
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Saturday, November 24, 2018
Birds of a Feather
The long arm of coincidence. — Haddon Chambers, Captain Swift It’s just another one of those amazing coincidences and a harbinger of things to come in the United States. It was the news that Democracy’s greatest champion in Europe, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a Trump wannabe, was...
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Saturday, November 17, 2018
Feed the Swamp
The swamp of Styx by which the gods take oath. — Aeneid, bk 6 It is a fact of political life that in the United States, what Michelle Goldberg in a recent New York Times article referred to as the “bottomless depravity” of Donald Trump, can also be applied to at least three members of Congress who...
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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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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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