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

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

Does the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protect from discrimination based on sexual orientation?

Conducted by Rafael Santa Maria (PO ’20) It may come as a surprise to advocates and allies of the LGBTQ+...
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Does the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protect from discrimination based on sexual orientation?

Facebook Libra: How Cryptocurrency Could Go Mainstream

By Andy Liu (HMC '23) This June, the tech community was taken by storm when Facebook announced  it would be...
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Facebook Libra: How Cryptocurrency Could Go Mainstream

Government Regulation and Big Tech: Why Internal Systems Aren’t Enough

By Aden Siebel (PO '21) With an increasingly complex field of technological privacy and ethics concerns, government regulation of tech...
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Government Regulation and Big Tech: Why Internal Systems Aren’t Enough

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...
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School Desegregation Law: How the Supreme Court Went Colorblind

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...
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The Arrogance of Wealth

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...
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Google Wins Temporary Victory in Data Rights Court Case

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...
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The Advent of the Adpocalypse

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

OPINION: A Recent Rule Change to Title X Will Harm Patients

Maggie Bynum (SC ‘20) On March 3rd, 2019 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) submitted a final rule...
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OPINION: A Recent Rule Change to Title X Will Harm Patients

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…