Letter from the Editor-in-Chief, Vol. 5 No. 1

Dear Readers, Welcome to the eighth print edition—Vol. 5, No. 1—of the Claremont Journal of Law and Public Policy (CJLPP)! After reviewing many highly-qualified submissions, the editorial team is delighted to feature a number of especially stimulating papers in this issue. These cover a range of domestic and international topics in law and public policy,…

President Trump’s Conflict of Interest and the Original Meaning of the Emoluments Clause

By Neil Banerji (Knox College) In light of heated public debate, popular opinion is divided as to whether President Donald J. Trump retaining ownership of his various corporations upon assuming office violates the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause. Law professors, state attorney generals, and Democratic legislators alike have enthusiastically filed major lawsuits against President Trump alleging that…

Evaluating the Success of Quantitative Easing

By James Dail (CMC ’20) The financial crisis of 2008 altered existing orthodoxy on monetary policy and changed the dynamic of the American economy. Monetary policy used to be fairly simple. If the economy was in a recession, then the Federal Reserve would lower interest rates. This would expand access to credit and provide the…