Jon Guze

Senior Fellow, 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)

  • Thoughts for Veterans Day

    My colleague Ray Nothstine has published a great column at Carolina Journal in which he encourages his readers to remember the veterans who fought in WWI. I made a similar suggestion three years ago, on the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. The piece was called…
    Jon Guze, November 11, 2021
  • Remington Firearms Moving from New York to Georgia

    *Image via Remington website In a sign of the times, the iconic gunmaker announced the decision on Monday. From the AP report: Gun maker Remington Firearms will move its headquarters from Ilion, New York, to Georgia, with plans to open a factory and research…
    Jon Guze, November 9, 2021
  • “Low pay, other factors to blame as NC police departments struggle to fill vacancies”

    That’s the title of a recent Fox 8 report. Among other distressing statistics, the report states that “In Raleigh, 102 of 800 police office officer positions are vacant” and “Sometimes Durham Police shifts are only 50 percent staffed.” It also notes that there are currently 65 unfilled openings at the Winston-Salem…
    Jon Guze, November 8, 2021
  • Before They Vote to Involuntarily Disqualify Two of Their Fellow Justices, the Members of the North Carolina Supreme Court Should Read this Old Memo by Justice Scalia

    In 2004, Justice Scalia refused to recuse himself from CHENEY v. UNITED STATES DIST. COURT FOR D. C.  In the memorandum explaining his decision, Scalia provides a helpful explanation of why those who serve on a “court of last resort” — like the U.S. Supreme Court where he served, or…
    Jon Guze, November 5, 2021
  • John Locke Foundation Files Brief in a Case Challenging North Carolina’s Certificate-of-Need Law

    Under North Carolina law, health care providers who wish to open or expand facilities, buy various kinds of new equipment, or in some cases simply treat more patients, must first obtain a Certificate of Need or “CON” from the state. The council that issues CONs is controlled by the large…
    Jon Guze, November 4, 2021
  • 31 Reasons to Suspect Covid May Have Originated in a Chinese Lab

    Matt Ridley lays them out in this poetical Twitter thread: If a pandemic caused by a new bat-derived sars-like virus breaks out in a city and The city has no similar viruses in its local bats and Has no sars-like antibodies in its people and Has no infected…
    Jon Guze, October 26, 2021
  • “Politics and the Rule of Law”

    That’s the title of this year’s Joseph Story Distinguished Lecture. The lectures are organized by the Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies. The speaker this year was William Pryor, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. If you’re interested in…
    Jon Guze, October 26, 2021
  • The Rich Get Richer!

    From the Harvard Crimson: Colleges and universities across the country are reporting record returns on their endowments. This month, the University of Pennsylvania reported a 41.1 percent return for its endowment in fiscal year 2021, while Duke University posted returns of 55.9 percent. Overall, university…
    Jon Guze, October 14, 2021