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)

  • Think there’s a lot of police brutality in America? Think again!

    The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery recently released a study of “Injuries associated with police use of force.” The study’s authors found that force was used in less than 1% of all arrests and in less than 0.1% of all call-outs, and that firearms were used in…
    Jon Guze, May 18, 2018
  • Notice Anything?

    Here’s USA Today’s list of Drunkest Cities in America: The data comes from a study of drinking habits in 381 metropolitan areas across the country. The only notable result as far as North Carolina is concerned? Rocky Mount made the list of “driest cities,” coming in at number…
    Jon Guze, May 16, 2018
  • Good News for New Jersey’s “Sports Fans”

    CNBC reports that: The U.S. Supreme Court will allow more states to legalize sports betting, breaking up Nevada’s monopoly on the practice, according to a ruling Monday. The court upheld the legality of a 2014 state law permitting sports betting at New…
    Jon Guze, May 14, 2018
  • Going Postal

    A recent NPR story describes a surprizingly successful caper by a remarkably creative criminal: Dushaun Henderson-Spruce submitted a U.S. Postal Service change of address form on Oct. 26, 2017, according to court documents. He requested changing a corporation’s mailing address from an address in Atlanta to the…
    Jon Guze, May 11, 2018
  • Fingers Crossed!

    According to the Washington Examiner, “The Washington rumor mill is churning with speculation about whether Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire at the end of the Supreme Court’s term next month.” The report continues: Though Kennedy may remain on the court for another term — he has, after…
    Jon Guze, May 7, 2018
  • Rocky Mount Gentlemen’s Club Wins at the 4th Circuit

    Here’s how Judge Wynn summarized the case in his opinion in American Entertainers, LLC v. Rocky Mount: Since 2002, American Entertainers has operated … a business known as “Gentleman’s Playground.” Gentleman’s Playground features exotic dancers, whose scant attire has varied throughout its sixteen years of operation. ……
    Jon Guze, May 7, 2018
  • Remorseful Day

    For several years, legal scholar Ilya Somin has been urging the world to commemorate May 1st as “Victims of Communism Day.” That’s a worthwhile suggestion, but, like most people, I let it pass this year without comment. What I can’t let pass without comment is the fact that today…
    Jon Guze, May 5, 2018
  • Nashville Sets a Good Example

    The Tennessean reports that: Nashvillians resoundingly defeated a controversial plan that would have raised four taxes to fund a transit system anchored by light rail, voting against the historic referendum by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. In a crushing blow to much of…
    Jon Guze, May 3, 2018