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, May 20, 2018
Innocent Infants
....An infant crying in the night An infant crying for the light: And with no language but a cry. —Alfred, Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam There is a certain amount of confusion about the reason for the practice, and even more confusion about whether the activity it is seeking to prevent is criminal or...
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Protesters hold a sign reading 'Stop the death penalty' Views
Sunday, May 06, 2018
Missouri and the Death Penalty
“We all of course, would like to think that we are ‘moving down the road toward human decency’ . . . Within the confines of this judicial proceeding, however, we have no way of knowing in which direction that road lies.” —William Rehnquist, Rummel v. Estelle (1980) Missouri is back. It encounters...
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Saturday, April 28, 2018
Maybe Kansas Deserves Kris Kobach
Do not veil the truth with falsehood, nor conceal the truth knowingly. — The Koran , Chapter 1 Maybe Kansas deserves Kris Kobach. He is running to become the next governor of Kansas. He looks great on paper. He graduated with top honors from Harvard, attended Oxford where he got an M.A. and Ph.D...
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Saturday, April 21, 2018
Trump Times Two
"Tradition approves all form of competition." — Arthur Clough, The Latest Dialog Although it wasn’t really a competition, a comparison of the numbers was nonetheless enlightening, and James Comey came in a disappointing second. Of course, Mr. Comey is trying to make up for it by having interviews...
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Saturday, April 14, 2018
The Terrible Twos and DJT
The terrible twos are finally here, And this is the time that I really do fear. —Gerard McNeil, The Terrible Twos It is the second year of the Trump reign. Many of the king’s tweets bring to mind the small child who, having fretted all night over a perceived parental slight, storms out of his or...
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Saturday, March 24, 2018
The Secretary and the Lord
It is going to be a whole new State Department! Mike Pompeo, when confirmed as Secretary of State, will bring a religious zeal to that institution that it almost certainly has never before enjoyed. Indeed, it may be that his enthusiasm for Christianity will convert the Department of State into a...
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Sunday, March 18, 2018
Stormy Weather
A sekret ceases tew be a sekret if it iz once confided. . . . — Josh Billings: His Sayings From time to time, legal issues are presented by what in grade school would have been referred to as “current events.” And it is current events that have given rise to a number of inquiries from readers...
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Saturday, March 10, 2018
Poverty, Poor Ben Carson, and a $31,000 Table
And homeless near a thousand homes I stood, And near a thousand tables pined and wanted food. —William Wordsworth, Guilt and Sorrow It doesn’t seem fair. And the unfairness is especially apparent when it’s put in context. It is not as though he wanted to spend thousands of dollars on a personal...
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President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Views
Sunday, March 04, 2018
The In-Laws and the President
The law is the last result of human wisdom acting upon human experience for the benefit of the public. —Samuel Johnson, Anecdotes of Samuel Johnson Herewith a little known fact. At least two of Mr. Trump’s positions on immigration, and the abuses that he believes our lax rules have led to, may be...
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Then President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney dine at Jean Georges restaurant, November 29, 2016 in New York City. Views
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Romney & Trump: Birds of a Feather
A great devotee of the gospel of Getting On. — G.B. Shaw, Mrs. Warren’s Profession He’s back. It’s the same old Romney we’ve known over the years. And his reemergence is reassurance. We know what to expect. Mr. Trump, as even his best friends acknowledge, is a man without principle and thanks to...
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