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, October 25, 2014 - 9:15am
Heather and the Alfalfa Sprouts
“If the law supposes that,” said Mr. Bumble. . . “the law is a ass, a idiot.” — Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist As a reward for those who read my musings faithfully, I am always pleased when I can give them information that may prove to be of financial benefit to them. This week’s offering falls into...
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Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 8:15am
Democracy in Action
As long as I count the votes, what are you going to do about it? — William Marcy Tweed, November 1871. Recent events cause some to wonder whether the literacy tests that voters in some states were required to pass, before voting, from the early 1890s until the 1960s, are preferable to the methods...
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Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 10:15am
Syria and Ukraine: 'Do as I Say, Not as I Do'
Preachers say: Do as I say, not as I do. —John Selden, Preaching Today’s question is what is the difference between what the United States may or may not do in Syria and what Russia may or may not have done in the Ukraine. The main difference is that according to Vladimir Putin what happened in...
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Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 10:30am
Faux War
War, children, is just a shot away, it’s just a shot away. - Paul Simon, Gimme Shelter (1969) Wars can, of course, be started quite by accident. They can be started because the warriors on one side or the other are overly enthusiastic about what they are doing and their enthusiasm leads them to do...
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Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:15am
In Missouri... 'Show Me' Something To Believe In
I come from a state that raises corn . . .and Democrats and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I am from Missouri. You have got to show me. — Willard Duncan Vandiver, Speech at Naval Academy 1899 In order to place things in perspective when looking at Missouri it helps to consider...
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Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 1:00pm
Congress on the Playground
It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress. —Mark Twain, Following the Equator Now that members of Congress have returned to the playground at home to enjoy recess time (a considerably longer time than when the members...
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Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 9:45am
Congress on the Playground
It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress. —Mark Twain, Following the Equator Now that members of Congress have returned to the playground at home to enjoy recess time (a considerably longer time than when the members...
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Former US Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates (right) escorts Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki into the Pentagon on July 23, 2009. Views
Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 2:00pm
'Misery Acquaints a Man with Strange Bedfellows'
Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows. - Shakespeare, The Tempest Last month’s enemies are this month’s friends. Sort of. We owe it all to Nouri al-Maliki. He has a way of bringing enemies together. When Saddam Hussein, a Sunni, was running Iraq he favored the Sunnis and suppressed the...
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Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 9:45am
Wayward Drones and Other Tales
"Nor shall any person . . . be deprived of life. . . without due process of law." —Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution It had been an exciting spring for the drones. Notwithstanding ongoing reports of civilians in Pakistan and other countries being accidentally killed by drones, there was some...
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Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 9:00am
Guns & Georgia
There was a little man and he had a little gun . . . . — Opening line of a nursery rhyme The question a number of you have asked is whether the events in Cumming, Georgia that took place on June 6 would have been any different after July 1, 2014. That is the date that the “Safe Carry Protection Act...
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