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)

  • Thought for the Day: We Need More Veterans on the Supreme Court

    In a post at the UNC School of Government’s Criminal Law blog, Jeff Welty joins the country in thanking and honoring veterans. He also refers readers to an article by Rory E. Riley-Topping that appeared in the Hill in September under the title, “More veterans should be nominated to…
    Jon Guze, November 12, 2018
  • “Hillary Will Run Again”

    That’s the title of a recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece by Democratic Party insiders Mark Penn and Andrew Stein. It’s behind a paywall, but a summary at the Washington Examiner includes excerpts like these: Mrs. Clinton has come unbound. She will not allow this humiliating loss at the hands…
    Jon Guze, November 12, 2018
  • And Speaking of Startups…

    The Wall Street Journal reports, “Saudi Money Flows Into Silicon Valley—and With It Qualms. The kingdom is now the largest single investor for U.S. startups, an unsettling fact for Silicon Valley.” The report continues: As international backlash grows over Saudi Arabia’s alleged involvement in the…
    Jon Guze, October 21, 2018
  • Surprising Result for Durham, NC

    The Center for American Entrepreneurship recently released an interactive online report called, “The Rise of the Startup City.” Aaron Renn provides a summary at Urbanophile.com: The main message of the report is that the US is losing its global dominance in venture capital investing as the real…
    Jon Guze, October 20, 2018
  • For the Record

    As many readers surely know, 2,400 law professors recently signed a letter urging the U.S. Senate not to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as an associate justice of the Supreme Court. They said: We regret that we feel compelled to write to you, our Senators, to provide our views…
    Jon Guze, October 6, 2018
  • “When supplies of drugs run low, drug prices mysteriously rise, data shows”

    That’s the title of a recent piece in the online magazine ars technica. The subtitle is, “And the less competition, the higher the price hikes.” As David Henderson notes at EconLog, the piece’s author, Beth Mole, doesn’t seem to be using the word “mysteriously” ironically. I guess journalism…
    Jon Guze, October 2, 2018
  • Did Obama Impose Much Harsher Penalties on Illegal Border-Crossers than His Predecessors?

    Why yes, yes he did! What’s more, according to a newly released paper called, “Deterring Illegal Entry: Migrant Sanctions and Recidivism in Border Apprehensions,” Obama’s get-tough approach worked. Here’s the abstract: In this paper, we use administrative records from the U.S. Border Patrol to examine how penalizing…
    Jon Guze, October 2, 2018
  • Pretrial Release Experiment in Haywood and Jackson Counties

    The Smoky Mountain News reports: Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, Haywood and Jackson counties will be the first judicial district in the state to pilot a pretrial release program aimed at reducing the local jail populations, recidivism rates and increasing the efficiency of the court system.
    Jon Guze, September 28, 2018