ABOUT

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Jennifer C. Braceras is an independent writer, political analyst and expert on federal anti-discrimination law. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Braceras often writes about issues at the intersection of law, politics, and culture.

From July 2015 to December 2016, Braceras served as Editor-in Chief of NewBostonPost.com, a conservative, on-line, regional news site.  Prior to launching NBP, Braceras spent five years as a contributing columnist for The Boson Herald.  She frequently provides political analysis on WGBH and New England Cable News (NECN).

Her breadth of experience, deep understanding of politics, and her unique perspective have made her one of the go-to political analysts in Massachusetts.

Jennifer cut her political teeth in Washington as researcher at the Republican National Committee and later at the White House in the Office of Vice President Dan Quayle, where she reported directly to the Vice President’s Chief of Staff, William Kristol (now the Editor of the Weekly Standard).

In 1991, she left Washington to attend Harvard Law, where she served as an editor of the Law Review and graduated cum laude in 1994.

After clerking for two federal judges, Braceras worked at the Boston law firm of Ropes & Gray, where she specialized in employment discrimination litigation.  In 2000, Braceras returned to Harvard to pursue academic research as the Charles Hamilton Houston Fellow in Law. During this time, she published Killing the Messenger:  The Misuse of Disparate Impact Theory to Challenge High-Stakes Educational Tests in the Vanderbilt Law Review, 55 VAND. L. REV. 1111 (2002).

In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed Braceras to a six-year-term as a Commissioner on the United States Commission on Civil Rights. While serving as a Commissioner (a part-time position), Braceras taught classes on federal anti-discrimination law as an adjunct professor at Boston College Law School and Suffolk University Law School and served as a Senior Fellow for Legal Policy with the Independent Women’s Forum (IWF).

Braceras is a former Trustee (2006-2011), by appointment of Governor Mitt Romney, of the University of Massachusetts, her alma mater. 

In addition to her work for local media, Braceras has published articles with The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, The Washington Times, and The Weekly Standard.  She lives in the Boston area with her husband and their four children.

She lives near Boston with her husband and four children.

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