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 gun guy and illegal militia founder who became President: George Washington

    That’s the title of a piece by David Kopel that appeared at the Volokh Conpiracy on Monday. I’m a bit late reposting it, but it’s still worth reading even though Presidents’ Day has passed. Here are some excerpts: Presidents’ Day should be a day of reflection on…
    Jon Guze, February 18, 2020
  • “The anti-fracking movement is to geology as the anti-vaxx movement is to medicine.”

    From this tweet: H/T: Matt Ridley…
    Jon Guze, February 13, 2020
  • “It’s time to bring back the big tables.”

    That’s the final line of a recent essay by David Brooks about the breakdown of American families. The line refers back to the nostalgic scenario that Brooks describes at the beginning of the essay: The scene is one many of us have somewhere in our family history: Dozens…
    Jon Guze, February 13, 2020
  • “Don Lemon is a bigot—and like most bigots, he’s an ignorant one as well.”

    That’s the conclusion of an eye-opening post by Jim Lindgren at the Volokh Conspiracy: The fracas over Don Lemon of CNN laughing at his panel’s insults about the intelligence of Trump supporters raises a larger issue: the ignorant belief that Trump supporters are much…
    Jon Guze, January 31, 2020
  • Peace Through Strength

    Matt Ridley posted a video that perfectly illustrates my preferred approach to foreign policy: Amazing: a termite track (top) and an ant track (bottom) • each travelling insect is protected by its own column of soldiers, no fights necessary | ? via Mehdi Moussaid…
    Jon Guze, January 28, 2020
  • More Bad News: Homicides Are Also Up in Winston Salem

    In a post last week, I noted that Charlotte had posted its highest murder rate in more than a decade, but the news from Winston-Salem is even worse. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that, “2019 … saw 31 homicides, the most in 25 years.” In response to the news,…
    Jon Guze, January 27, 2020
  • “50 Years of Failed Eco-pocalyptic Predictions”

    CEI lays them out in a recent post. It’s a long list, but here are a few highlights: “The time of famines is upon us and will be at its worst and most disastrous by 1975.” (1968) “New ice age coming.” (1971) “Earth…
    Jon Guze, January 26, 2020
  • Bad News: Homicides Are Up In Charlotte

    The Charlotte Observer reports: Charlotte just posted its highest murder rate in more than a decade, prompting city leaders to say the violence should be treated as a public health crisis. The city’s rate — 11.6 homicides per 100,000 people — is the highest since…
    Jon Guze, January 23, 2020