The Relationship Between Dual Sovereignty and Double Jeopardy: the Trials of Tim Hennis

Kelsey Braford (PO ‘22) The Founding Fathers wrote into the fifth amendment protections against double jeopardy --  i.e. being tried...
Read More
The Relationship Between Dual Sovereignty and Double Jeopardy: the Trials of Tim Hennis

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief, Vol. 7 No. 2

Dear Reader, Welcome to Volume 7, Number 2 of the Claremont Journal of Law and Public Policy! We received a...
Read More

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief, Vol. 7 No.1

Dear Reader, Welcome to the fifteenth edition — Volume 7, Number 1 — of the Claremont Journal of Law and...
Read More
Letter from the Editor-in-Chief, Vol. 7 No.1

Taking Stock of Iowa’s Chaotic Caucus

Aditya Bhalla (PO '23) Last week’s Iowa caucus was supposed to be the emphatic beginning of a widely anticipated electoral...
Read More
Taking Stock of Iowa’s Chaotic Caucus

Understanding the Swamp: A Basic Look at Trump’s Deregulatory Crusade

Nathan Tran (PO '23) In 2017, Gallup found that 45% of Americans — including 68% of Republicans and 20% of...
Read More
Understanding the Swamp: A Basic Look at Trump’s Deregulatory Crusade

What Iowa Taught Us About Cybersecurity

Andy Liu (HMC ‘23) Last Sunday night, five full days after results were expected, the controversial Iowa caucuses finally produced...
Read More
What Iowa Taught Us About Cybersecurity

Digital Democracy: Social Media and its Influence over Political Views

Soksamnang Lim (PO'23) The recent Iowa Caucus marks a significant milestone in America's transition into a digital democracy, defined as...
Read More
Digital Democracy: Social Media and its Influence over Political Views

Potential Loophole Threatens to Undermine Clean Water Act

By Rafael Santa Maria (PO ’20) A pending Supreme Court case, County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, could determine...
Read More
Potential Loophole Threatens to Undermine Clean Water Act

Challenging the Doctrine of Direct Effect: Should We Still Care About the Direct Effect?

Arletta Gorecka (PhD Candidate, University of Strathclyde) Van Gend en Loos (1963), in its famous passage, claimed that EU constitutional...
Read More
Challenging the Doctrine of Direct Effect: Should We Still Care About the Direct Effect?

Revisiting Citizens United v. FEC: The Case that Changed American Politics

Christopher Tan PZ (’21) On a frosty day on January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court made a landmark decision in...
Read More
Revisiting Citizens United v. FEC: The Case that Changed American Politics

Xi Jinping’s Unhappy New Year

By Christopher Tan (PZ '21) Xi Jinping could have not have imagined a worse start to the Lunar New Year....
Read More
Xi Jinping’s Unhappy New Year

Echoes of Reconstruction’s Demise

Rowan McGarry-Williams (PO ’21) It is comforting to think of progress as linear and inevitable, with the present a constant...
Read More
Echoes of Reconstruction’s Demise

Welcome to the Journal

The Claremont Journal of Law and Public Policy is an undergraduate journal published by students of the Claremont Colleges. Student writers and editorial staff work together to produce substantive legal and policy analysis that is accessible to audiences at the five colleges and beyond. The CJLPP is also proud to spearhead the Intercollegiate Law Journal project. Together, we intend to build a community of students passionately engaged in learning and debate about the critical issues of our time!

Recent Posts: The Claremont Journal of Law and Public Policy

School Desegregation Law: How the Supreme Court Went Colorblind

School Desegregation Law: How the Supreme Court Went Colorblind

Rowan McGarry-Williams (PO ’21) The integration of American public schools, once at the center of education reform, today tends to be overshadowed by debates over charter schools, accountability, and funding. Despite extensive research on the widespread benefits of integration, our schools are more racially and economically segregated now than they have been in decades, with…

The Arrogance of Wealth

The Arrogance of Wealth

Elias Van Emmerick (PO ’21) Wealth and income inequality have been oft-cited issues in the runup to the 2020 Presidential election. The United States consistently ranks near the top of all developed countries in both metrics, and inequality has generally trended upwards for multiple decades. Amongst news of historically low unemployment and all-time highs in…

Google Wins Temporary Victory in Data Rights Court Case

Google Wins Temporary Victory in Data Rights Court Case

By Andy Liu (HMC ’23) The European Union has a reputation for stringent data rights regulations, with the 2018 passing of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) further strengthening personal data rights and data protection across member states. However, a recent ruling in the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in a case between Google and CNIL, a…

The Advent of the Adpocalypse

The Advent of the Adpocalypse

By Izzy Davis (PO ’22) In its burgeoning state, YouTube was characterized as the “wild-west” of online video, known for everything from anthropomorphized oranges to viral videos of people eating spoonfuls of cinnamon, with no shortage of controversial content. While a romanticized view of the democratic free-for-all that was once YouTube, the stark difference between…

Voice of the Opposition: An Interview with Leni Robredo, Vice President of the Philippines

Voice of the Opposition: An Interview with Leni Robredo, Vice President of the Philippines

Conducted by Rafael Santa Maria (PO ’20). Maria Leonor “Leni” Gerona Robredo has served as the 14th Vice President of the Philippines since June 2016. As per the Constitution of the Philippines, she ran for the Office of the Vice President separately from the main presidential election and therefore did not run with now-President Rodrigo…