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)

  • Carbs Kill

    That’s one of the things I took away from a fascinating Cato Institute report called, “Why Does the Federal Government Issue Damaging Dietary Guidelines? Lessons from Thomas Jefferson to Today.” Here’s an excerpt: The American people did as they were advised — not just by the government,…
    Jon Guze, July 18, 2018
  • England Didn’t Win the World Cup, but It’s Number 1 in Vaping

    Matt Ridley explains how it happened at the Rational Optimist: More people use ecigarettes in the UK than in any other European country. It’s more officially encouraged than in the United States and more socially acceptable than in Australia, where it’s still banned. There is a thriving…
    Jon Guze, July 16, 2018
  • Quote for the Day

    It’s the final paragraph of “Behold the priest-kings of the future Supreme Court,” a Washington Post piece by Megan McArdle: A country where half the citizens feel their concerns have been placed beyond redress or appeal is a country that is headed for trouble. And whether you’re…
    Jon Guze, July 3, 2018
  • Supreme Court Candidates Interviewed by President Trump

    The New York Times reports: President Trump interviewed four candidates on Monday to take Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s place on the Supreme Court as the White House raced to meet the president’s promise to announce a replacement for the…
    Jon Guze, July 3, 2018
  • Violent Vegans?

    Last month the Guardian reported: Butchers in France have asked the government for police protection from animal rights activists, claiming their security was being threatened and that vegans were trying to impose a meat-free lifestyle on the nation. … Seven butcher shops were vandalised and…
    Jon Guze, July 3, 2018
  • “The twenty-first-century version of knowing which fork to use.”

    That’s how Robert Mariani characterizes PC terminology in an amusing piece at Jacobite: College today functions as middle-class finishing school, the gate and key to the world outside the service industry. … [A]cademia is the font of moral instruction in American society, a decade or so upstream from…
    Jon Guze, July 2, 2018
  • Do You Need a Permit to Take a Grizzly Bear?

    Not when it’s self-defense! That’s what the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held in United States v. Charette: On the morning of May 11, 2014, Charette and his now ex-wife, Jessica, awoke to barking and commotion behind their home. Looking outside, they spotted an…
    Jon Guze, July 2, 2018
  • My How Things Have Changed

    In a recent piece at Ordinary Times, Vikram Bath provides some striking examples illustrating how much the Democrats’ position on immigration has changed since 1995: Check out the New York Times in 1995: The White House today welcomed a Federal advisory…
    Jon Guze, July 2, 2018