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

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....
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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...
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Echoes of Reconstruction’s Demise

Candidate Catchup: Climate Policies of Presidential Hopefuls

By Lucie Abele PO ’22 With increasingly unpredictable weather patterns across the globe, from raging wildfires in California and Australia...
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Candidate Catchup: Climate Policies of Presidential Hopefuls

Candidate Catchup: Foreign Policy Approaches of Presidential Hopefuls

By Lucie Abele PO ’22 As of December 2019, foreign policy was among the political issues that matter most to...
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Candidate Catchup: Foreign Policy Approaches of Presidential Hopefuls

Candidate Catchup: Health Care Policies of Presidential Hopefuls

By Lucie Abele PO ’22 As of December 2019, health care is among the political issues that matter most to...
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Candidate Catchup: Health Care Policies of Presidential Hopefuls

Candidate Catchup: Domestic Economic Policies of Presidential Hopefuls

By Lucie Abele PO '22 Domestic economic policy is a topic that is significant to American voters, who want to...
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Candidate Catchup: Domestic Economic Policies of Presidential Hopefuls

Education Policy is Housing Policy is Education Policy

By Rowan McGarry-Williams (PO' 21) For many Americans, the relationship between home and school seems simple enough: they live in...
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Education Policy is Housing Policy is Education Policy

Promise Programs: How Free College Went Mainstream

By Andy Liu (HMC ’23) During the ongoing 2020 Democratic primaries, many candidates have proposed varying levels of tuition-free public...
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Promise Programs: How Free College Went Mainstream

Government Surveillance: The Utilitarian Cost of Security Theater

By Izzy Davis (PO '22) Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who infamously leaked classified information about the NSA’s illegal spying tactics...
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Government Surveillance: The Utilitarian Cost of Security Theater

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!

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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…