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)

  • Doesn’t Fit the Narrative

    The National Academy of Sciences has just published a study–“Officer characteristics and racial disparities in fatal officer-involved shootings.” In their introductory remarks, authors state, “We find no evidence of anti-Black or anti-Hispanic disparities across shootings, and White officers are not more likely to shoot minority civilians than non-White officers.”…
    Jon Guze, July 23, 2019
  • Message for Some of North Carolina’s Political Leaders: Registered voters are just not that into you.

    Morning Consult regularly surveys registered voters on a variety of topics, including the extent to which those voters approve of elected office holders. Recent results for state governors are striking. All of the 10 most popular governors are Republicans. Roy Cooper made a barely respectable showing. His…
    Jon Guze, July 18, 2019
  • Bitter-Sweet Thoughts About Apollo 11

    I think Tamara Winter speaks for a lot of us in this tweet: My advice? Forget the bitterness, and just enjoy, and marvel, at what the Apollo team accomplished. One way to do that is to read One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew…
    Jon Guze, July 17, 2019
  • Uh-Oh!

    According to a recent NBC report, “At Oak Ridge National Laboratory in eastern Tennessee, physicist Leah Broussard is trying to open a portal to a parallel universe.” Here are the details: In a series of experiments she plans to run at Oak Ridge this summer, Broussard will…
    Jon Guze, July 9, 2019
  • Durham DA Signs Joint Statement Regarding Abortion Laws

    Last month more than 40 state and local prosecutors–including Durham County District Attorney Satana Deberry–signed a joint statement that said, in part: As elected prosecutors, we are committed to protecting the safety and well-being of all individuals in our communities. We are also charged with protecting the…
    Jon Guze, July 8, 2019
  • Exposing Criminal Justice Reform Myths

    Criminal justice contrarian John Pfaff recently published an article in which he explodes five “myths about prisons.” According to Pfaff, “Much of the debate about criminal justice is built on misconceptions that often push reform in inadequate and even counterproductive directions.” The piece is worth reading in full, but…
    Jon Guze, July 8, 2019
  • Is It Time to Ban Bicycles?

    A modest proposal from Tyler Cowen in a recent blog post: Would urban bicycling pass an FDA test of “safe and effective”?  Furthermore, as a driver and pedestrian I observe cyclists breaking the law — most of all running red lights — at an alarming rate.  And surely…
    Jon Guze, July 6, 2019
  • Still the Greatest!

    The members of America’s intellectual elite seem to get some kind of perverse pleasure from denigrating their own country, but ordinary people the world over know better. In a recent article at Forbes.com, Adam Ozimek provides this table showing the results of a 2013 Gallup poll: Read the…
    Jon Guze, July 3, 2019