Are Charter Schools Worth It?

James Dail CM ’20 – Ever since she was rumored to be a possible pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos has been mired in controversy. The most common criticism that has been raised against her is that she favors charter schools and vouchers for private schools over the traditional public schools that she would…

A Call for a New Affirmative Action

James McIntyre (PO ’19)   On June 23, 2016, for the first time in his judicial career, Justice Anthony Kennedy voted to uphold racial preferences in university admissions. His liberal shift provided the swing vote for the 4-3 decision, thereby cementing the legal basis for countless college admissions policies around the country intended to correct…

Interview with Judge Dhanidina Part I: Dissent and Diversity in the California Courtroom

The Honorable Halim Dhanidina is a Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge, currently assigned to hear criminal cases in the Long Beach Superior Court. A Pomona College and UCLA School of Law graduate, Judge Dhanidina is the first Muslim judge appointed in California. As a Judge, he is known for promoting diversity in the court…

Dissent, Diversity, Education: What Constitutes Democracy for the First Muslim Judge in California  

  On February 15, the Claremont Journal of Law and Public Policy (CJLPP) hosted Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Halim Dhanidina (PO ‘94), the first Muslim judge to be appointed in the state of California. Amidst a political moment fraught with grassroots mobilization against the Trump administration, Dhanidina emphasized the crucial role that dissent plays…