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)

  • “That’s a problem that’s on us.”

    When I was a kid growing up in St. Louis, we used to take a sort of grim pride in the fact that our home town was always at or near the top of the FBI’s statistical reports for homicide and other violent crimes. Now that it’s my granddaughter who’s…
    Jon Guze, January 20, 2018
  • New “Think Gender” Think Tank Opens at Duke

    According to the announcement at Duke’s Student Affairs website: The Women’s Center and Duke Student Government will be facilitating a think tank for all groups on campus who are committed to fostering an inclusive Duke experience for all students. We will discuss ways on how…
    Jon Guze, January 19, 2018
  • You Can’t Tell the Players (in the Climate Change Lawsuits) without a Scorecard

    Fortunately, Walter Olson has provided one at overlawyered.com: Biggest recruit yet for climate recoupment suits: NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio sues … five oil companies for Superstorm Sandy [Seth Barron/City Journal, John Timmer/ArsTechnica, WSJ; Stephen Bainbridge on parallel divestment effort] California cities/counties suing oil companies:…
    Jon Guze, January 17, 2018
  • There’s an App for That!

    I guess it was bound to happen. LegalFling is a smart phone app designed to help modern couples navigate America’s increasingly hazardous sexual landscape. From the company’s website: LegalFling records sexual consent in a legally binding agreement, which is verifiable through the blockchain.
    Jon Guze, January 16, 2018
  • Getting Some of Their Own Medicine

    The Herald Sun reports that the Durham County District Attorney has agreed to drop felony charges against the eight remaining defendants accused of tearing down and defacing a statue of a Confederate soldier in Durham last summer: [The defendants] were initially charged with felonies accusing them of…
    Jon Guze, January 12, 2018
  • What the “Chattering Class” (and the Rest of Us) Can Learn from the #MeToo Phenomenon

    I’ve always found it hard to understand why people from minority communities often seem to be more concerned about police misconduct than about crime. Like the victims of police misconduct, crime victims are disproportionately likely to be black or hispanic, and they are far more numerous and include a far higher…
    Jon Guze, January 12, 2018
  • Don’t Be Evil?

    Last summer, Google fired a software engineer named James Damore for posting a controversial memo on an in-house message board. This week, Damore and another former Google employee filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of themselves and “all Google employees discriminated against …  due to their perceived conservative political views…
    Jon Guze, January 11, 2018
  • Ilya Shapiro on “the biggest success of Trump’s first year.”

    In a recent Federalist post, Shapiro observes that, “The year just past was a big one for judges.” Part of this, of course, was Neil Gorsuch’s appointment to the Supreme Court, but such an appointment, he notes, was to be expected given that Trump won “in significant part because voters…
    Jon Guze, January 6, 2018