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)

  • “Essays have a stronger correlation to reported household income than SAT scores.”

    That’s the conclusion of a recent study published by the Stanford Centner for Education Policy Analysis. It’s just one of many reasons why getting rid of standardized tests and relying instead on essays, interviews, and high-school transcripts tips the scales in favor of the rich and well-connected at the expense of…
    Jon Guze, April 3, 2021
  • “Once everyone has had full and fair opportunity to be considered, you pick on the merits.”

    The idea of race-blind justice isn’t very popular these days, but Judge James C. Ho made a compelling case for it in recent testimony before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee. Judge Ho was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit by Donald Trump in 2017,…
    Jon Guze, March 27, 2021
  • More evidence that lockdowns don’t work!

    I started questioning the efficacy of lockdowns in April of last year. (See, also, here, here, and here.) Since then evidence has continued to accumulate showing that I was right to be skeptical. In The Lockdowns Weren’t Worth It, Philippe Lemoine discusses some of that evidence and…
    Jon Guze, March 15, 2021
  • “Are you ready for the climate lockdowns?”

    That’s the title of a recent peice in the Spectator by Stephen Miller. If you don’t think the left will try it, you haven’t been paying attention!…
    Jon Guze, February 15, 2021
  • If it weren’t for double standards, the left wouldn’t have any standards at all

    In case you missed it, here’s the latest example courtesy of Fox News: “John Kerry took private jet to Iceland for environmental award, called it ‘only choice for somebody like me’.” “Somebody like me.” Talk about tone deaf!…
    Jon Guze, February 3, 2021
  • “Fascism is the organised attempt to introduce socialist planning with the consent of big business.”

    That’s how Edward Conze defined it in 1934. By the time he wrote it Conze had been condemned by the Nazis, who saw to it that most copies of what he considered his masterwork were burned, and he’d fled Germany in search of sanctuary in England. He knew what…
    Jon Guze, January 23, 2021
  • A Victory for Wilmington Property Owners

    The Institute for Justice recently announced: IJ clients David and Peg Schroeder are lifelong members of the Wilmington community. After retiring to the mountains, they bought a townhome in Wilmington to preserve their ties to family and friends. Being sure to purchase where vacation rentals were…
    Jon Guze, January 13, 2021
  • A Topical Discussion of the Right to Bear Arms

    The Liberty and Law Center at Antonin Scalia Law School is publishing a series of articles dealing with “the Second Amendment and civil unrest.” Although the series was originally inspired by the hundreds of violent protests that occurred across the country last summer, the dramatic events that occured last…
    Jon Guze, January 12, 2021