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New Hires for 2021

This year, we selected eight sophomores and five first-years out of a strong pool of applicants from the five colleges. It was an interesting challenge for the Rose Institute student managers and senior staff but we believe we found good students to add to our already impressive group of research assistants. Congratulations to the lucky… Continue Reading

Bessette-Sinclair article in Real Clear Policy on Capital Punishment

CMC professors Joseph Bessette and Andrew Sinclair recently released the results of two Rose Institute-sponsored national surveys of public attitudes toward the death penalty.  The surveys, conducted in 2019 and 2020, polled approximately 5,000 respondents. The surveys provide evidence that Americans hold nuanced views regarding capital punishment, and that by some measures their support for… Continue Reading

Outstanding Senior Class Recognized at Commencement 2021

The Rose Institute is so proud to recognize the class of 2021 for their outstanding accomplishments.  Each of them has contributed to the Rose Institute through the projects they have been involved in through their tenure at the Institute.  We only hope that we have contributed to their overall experiences at Claremont McKenna College. Katherine… Continue Reading

Federalism 2021: COVID-19 Mandates

Photo Credit: Frauke Riether from Pixabay Released March 14, 2021 COVID-19 Mask Mandates & Vaccine Mandates: Does the federal government have the power to implement these policies? by Sevion DaCosta ’21, Tara Mehra ’22, Marshall Bessey ’22 As President Joe Biden assumes office after a contentious election and transition, the focus shifts back to two… Continue Reading

Announcing Kenneth Miller as New Rose Institute Director

Dear CMC Community: We are pleased to announce that Kenneth P. Miller, Don H. and Edessa Rose Associate Professor of State and Local Government, has been appointed Director of the Rose Institute of State and Local Government, effective July 1, 2021. We are thrilled to have Professor Miller take on this important leadership role at… Continue Reading

Reapportionment in the Supreme Court

JACOB LEISCHNER’21 wrote this article for the Fall 2020 edition of the Inland Empire Outlook The right to vote, and have that vote heard, is one of the most fundamental principles of the American republic. Every ten years – following the decennial census – states engage in the process of redistricting, where new district lines… Continue Reading

Split Roll

The Impact of Proposition 15’s Revision on the Property Taxes of Shopping Malls in Los Angeles County by Marshall Bessey ’23 With research assistance from Naseem Nazari ’21   Background During the 1970s in California, rising property prices saddled homeowners with increasing property tax bills. By the tax year of 1977-1978, property taxes in California were fifty-two… Continue Reading

Federalism in 2020 Papers published

The federalism white papers were written by Rose Institute research assistants as a follow-up to the ones published in March of this year.  The federalism project is supervised by CMC Government professor, Andrew Busch, who is also the director of the Rose Institute.  We give special recognition to Sevion DaCosta ’21, who headed this year’s… Continue Reading