Jon Guze

Senior Fellow, 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)

  • Lucky to Be Here, Asset Forfeiture Edition

    In former times, back before Covid and the government’s response put a damper on my optimism, I published a series of blog posts and research briefs in which I discussed some of the many reasons I feel lucky to live in North Carolina. (See here, here, here,…
    Jon Guze, September 20, 2021
  • Mischief-Makers

    Perkins Coie is a powerful, Democrat-affiliated law firm. Perkins Coie led the national effort to eliminate protections against fraud and ballot harvesting in last year’s election, and Perkins Coie engineered a settlement that did just that in North Carolina. Overwhelming bi-partisan majorities in the General Assembly had approved special Covid rules…
    Jon Guze, September 17, 2021
  • “We have to judge medical evidence the same: whether ivermectin OR cloth masks in young kids.”

    Vinay Prasad makes that sensible suggestion in a recent Twitter thread and adds, “Both have weak evidence.” He continues:…
    Jon Guze, September 8, 2021
  • Was Michael Byrd’s Killing of Ashli Babbit Justified? An Alternative Analysis

    *BBC photo source Last week I provided a link to a piece in which a legal expert, Jonathan Turley, suggested the answer is, “No.” Today I’m providing a link to a peice in which another legal expert, Andrew Branca, suggests the answer is, “Yes.” You can…
    Jon Guze, September 2, 2021
  • Was Michael Byrd’s Killing of Ashli Babbit Justified?

    *BBC photo source In a recent piece at the Hill, legal scholar Jonathan Turley suggests the answer is probably, “No.” Responding to a recent NBC interview in which Byrd claimed the shooting “saved countless lives,” Turley says: I have long expressed doubt over the Babbitt…
    Jon Guze, August 29, 2021
  • Flashback: Putting Cuomo’s Decision to Grant Clemency to David Gilbert in Context

    In what may turn out to be his last official act, earlier this week disgraced New York Governor Andrew Cuomo granted clemency to convicted murderer David Gilbert. For readers who are wondering who Gilbert is and why he merits such special consideration, this may be a good moment to…
    Jon Guze, August 26, 2021
  • We Don’t Hear Much About Sweden These Days

    Given that they are curently experiencing zero Covid deaths, maybe we should! H/T Brumby.  …
    Jon Guze, August 19, 2021
  • Mark Your Calendars!

    If you’re interested in the Second Amendment, that is. Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear oral arguments in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen on November 3rd. Here are the statement of the case and the question presented from the Court’s website:…
    Jon Guze, August 17, 2021