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)

  • “The Poor Are Carrying the Cost of Today’s Climate Change Policies”

    That’s the title of a recent piece by Matt Ridley, in which he castigates the left for its immoral approach to climate change. He starts by saying: Here is a simple fact about the world today:? • climate change is doing more good than harm.? Here is…
    Jon Guze, September 24, 2017
  • Is Google Abusing Its Monopoly Power?

    In a lawsuit filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, social media upstart Gab AI accuses Google of illegal restraint of trade under the Clayton and Sherman antitrust acts. The news site Medium has the story: The lawsuit stems from…
    Jon Guze, September 19, 2017
  • “Today’s Paramilitary Wing of the Democrat Party”

    That’s how Mark Steyn characterizes the violent protest group known as “Antifa,” which, he notes in a recent piece at Steyn Online, has been “working itself up over yesterday’s paramilitary wing of the Democrat Party – the Ku Klux Klan.” Despite the former’s proclaimed opposition to the latter, the two, he says, have…
    Jon Guze, September 3, 2017

    Yesterday, Duke President Vincent E. Price announced that: After hearing from and consulting with a number of students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and with the strong support of the Board of Trustees, I authorized the removal of the statue of Robert E. Lee from the entrance of…
    Jon Guze, August 20, 2017
  • Criminal Law Recodification in North Carolina: The Whole Country’s Watching

    In 2014, the Manhattan Institute published a provocative report called Overcriminalizing the Old North State. The authors, Jim Copland and Isaac Gorodetski, described the rapid and disorganized proliferation of new crimes in North Carolina between 2009 and 2014, including many strict-liability crimes created, not by the legislature, but by…
    Jon Guze, August 2, 2017
  • 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