Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies
Jon Guze is the Director of Legal Studies at the John Locke Foundation.

Before joining the John Locke Foundation, Jon practiced law in Durham, North Carolina for over twenty years. He received a J.D., with honors, from Duke Law School in 1994 and an A.B. in history from Harvard College in 1972. In between, he studied architecture and, as a Vice President at HOK, Inc., he managed numerous large architectural and engineering projects across the US and in the UK.

Jon lives in Durham, NC with his wife of forty years. He has four children and three grandchildren.

Posts by Jon Guze (page 1)

  • Should Congress Restore “Regular Order”?

    Angelo Codevilla addresses that question in an interesting post at American Greatness: Casting aside “regular order” was essential to the rise of the unaccountable administrative state and the near-sovereignty of party leaders, lobbyists, and bureaucrats. [Under the system of regular order that held…
    Jon Guze, July 24, 2017
  • Richard Dawkins Shames Berkeley Radio Station KPFA

    Recently, iconic Berkeley Radio station KPFA arranged to interview geneticist Richard Dawkins about his new book, Science in the Soul, only to withdraw the invitation without notice when social justice warriors accused Dawkins of Islamophobia. Here is Dawkins’ response: Dear KPFA I used to love your station when I lived in…
    Jon Guze, July 22, 2017
  • “If the community of scholars can span regimes as diverse as China, India, and Iran, surely it can make room for North Carolina.”

    That’s my favorite line from a new Bloomberg piece by Virginia Postrel. In it, she takes California to task for its ill-conceived ban on travel to states with politically incorrect bathroom policies. If you’re as tired as I am of social justice warriors using North Carolina as a scape-goat, you’ll enjoy the whole thing,…
    Jon Guze, July 21, 2017
  • Fourth Circuit Says, “No,” to Prayers by Rowan County Commissioners

    Sitting en banc in Lund v. Rowan County, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit overruled a previous decision by a three judge panel. The Court found that: For years on end, the elected members of the county’s Board of Commissioners composed and delivered pointedly sectarian invocations. They…
    Jon Guze, July 17, 2017
  • Comedy of Errors

    Under the headline, “NC family’s cross-dressing crime caper foiled by burning dress,” the Charlotte Observer reports that: A plan to rob a Mooresville gas station unraveled this week after deputies realized the robber was not only a man dressed as a woman, but is the son of the store clerk,…
    Jon Guze, July 14, 2017
  • Civil Rights News (Second Amendment Edition)

    Last week, the US District Court for the Southern District of California granted a preliminary injunction blocking a state law that makes it illegal to possess magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. The Washington Free Beacon reports that: Judge Roger T. Benitez … ordered that California immediately stop enforcing…
    Jon Guze, July 5, 2017
  • Regarding Calexit…

    Randy Barnett tweets:…
    Jon Guze, June 25, 2017
  • General Assembly Votes to Raise the Age of Juvenile Jurisdiction

    In 44 states and the District of Columbia, the age at which young offenders age out of the juvenile justice system is now 18. In five states, it is 17. That leaves North Carolina as the only state that still treats all 16- and 17-year-olds as adults for criminal justice…
    Jon Guze, June 23, 2017