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 lockdowns must end”

    That’s the subtitle of a recent Manhattan Institute peice by John Tierney. Here are the opening paragraphs: Lockdowns are typically portrayed as prudent precautions against Covid-19, but they are surely the most risky experiment ever conducted on the public. From the start, researchers have…
    Jon Guze, October 8, 2020
  • Raleigh takes top spot in ASU “Doing Business in North America” report

    The report, which is prepared each year by the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty at Arizona State University, provides objective measures of the scale and scope of business regulations in 130 cities across 92 states, provinces, and federal districts of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
    Jon Guze, October 5, 2020
  • Besty DeVos’ Department of Education is investigating systemic racism at Princeton

    In an announcement sent on Wednesday to Princeton’s President, Christopher L. Eisgruber, DOE explained that the investigation had been triggered by an open letter that he sent to the university community on 9/2. From the DOE announcement: Since you became President in 2013, and in exchange…
    Jon Guze, September 18, 2020
  • “Due Process in a Fee-Driven State”

    That’s the title of a new article by Tennessee College of Law professors Penny White and Glenn Reynolds. Here’s the Abstract: Inspired by the Justice Department’s report on criminal law enforcement and the use of courts as a revenue-generation machine in Ferguson, Missouri, we address the widespread…
    Jon Guze, September 15, 2020
  • That’s one ugly virus!

    A soon to be released paper called “Molecular architecture of the SARS-CoV-2 virus” describes the molecular assembly of the SARS-CoV-2 virus based on “cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET) and subtomogram averaging (STA).” Here’s a photo of a 3-D model:…
    Jon Guze, September 15, 2020
  • “US gives first-ever OK for small commercial nuclear reactor”

    From the AP report: U.S. officials have for the first time approved a design for a small commercial nuclear reactor, and a Utah energy cooperative wants to build 12 of them in Idaho. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Friday approved…
    Jon Guze, September 4, 2020
  • COVID-19 Testing

    John Cochran–“The Grumpy Economist”–has been arguing for a long time that “cheap, fast, tests can stop this pandemic quickly, even if they are not very accurate.” In a recent blog post, he happily reports that the FDA has approved Abbott Labs’ new rapid test system: Abbott gets…
    Jon Guze, September 4, 2020
  • Putting feelings before facts, ignorant protestors attack Rand Paul and tell him to, “Say her name.”

    Reason’s Robby Soave notes the irony. The her in question is Breonna Taylor, and Senator Paul has done more than just say her name. He sponsored the Justice for Breonna Taylor Act, which would prohibit no-knock raids like the one in which she was killed. Soave’s report includes the details of the attack…
    Jon Guze, August 28, 2020