Jon Guze

Senior Fellow, Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 2)

  • 2020 Census Problems Could Complicate Redistricting

    Demographer Steven Ruggles has been pointing the problems out for some time (see here and here). He’s quoted in a recent AP report that also notes: Residents did not respond to a multitude of questions about sex, race, Hispanic background, family relationships and age, even when providing…
    Jon Guze, August 9, 2021
  • Finally, a public health official who’s willing to tell the truth!

    “’Nobody really knows what’s going on,’ says epidemiologist John Edmunds at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).” He is quoted in a recent article in Nature: “Surprise dip in UK COVID cases baffles researchers: Daily recorded infections have more than halved since mid-July.”…
    Jon Guze, August 6, 2021
  • HB-2 Deja Vu?

    In 2016, the Charlotte City Council approved an ordinance making it unlawful for private organizations to discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. As written, the ordinance specifically precluded the provision of sex-specific restrooms, locker rooms, shower rooms, and dormitories. The NC General Assembly responded…
    Jon Guze, August 3, 2021
  • “These classroom techniques raise very serious potential legal questions and liabilities for public school systems that indulge in them.”

    The classroom techniques in question are “the educational or curricular phenomenon known as Critical Race Theory or – quite misleadingly – as ‘anti-racism.'” The warning appeared in a recent presentation by legal scholar Maimon Schwarzschild to the Orange County (CA) Board of Education. According to Schwarzschild, curricula based on…
    Jon Guze, August 1, 2021
  • “We refuse to relegate either the Second Amendment or 18- to 20-year-olds to a second-class status.”

    That’s just one of many eloquent lines from today’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit holding that a federal law that forbids gun dealers from selling handguns to 18-to-20-year-olds violates the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constition. Here are some more: When…
    Jon Guze, July 13, 2021
  • “US Supreme Court hits a home run for civil rights”

    That’s the title of a recent piece by Civil rights leader Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. explaining why he is pleased with the US Supreme Court’s decision in Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta: As a former executive director and CEO of the National Association for…
    Jon Guze, July 12, 2021
  • Supreme Court Decision in AFP v. Bonta Protects Americans’ Right to Free Expression

    For more than a decade, the state of California has been making non-profit organizations disclose the names of their donors as a condition for operating within the state. Kamala Harris started the practice when she was the Attorney General of California, and her successors have carried it on. Fortunately,…
    Jon Guze, July 2, 2021
  • “Lockdowns … probably delayed the evolution of the virus into a milder form.”

    That’s a key line from a Twitter thread by “rational optimist” Matt Ridley. Here’s the whole thread: Earlier in the year the same was said about the alpha (Kent) variant, that it was more “virulent”. That was untrue. Virulent means “harmful”, not “infectious”. —…
    Jon Guze, June 29, 2021