Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 4)

  • More Courage than Sense?

    Under the headline, “Man plans to ride out Hurricane Florence on his boat,” the Greenville News reported yesterday: Rolling up some plastic windows on his 46-foot cabin cruiser Wednesday, Masten Cloer admitted he was nervous. A new weather forecast predicted Hurricane Florence changing paths to make a…
    Jon Guze, September 14, 2018
  • 9th Circuit Ruling Is Bad News for AFP, and for Everyone Who Cares about Donor Privacy

    Politico reports: A nonprofit group founded by conservative political megadonors Charles and David Koch must disclose its largest givers to law enforcement authorities in California, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The Americans for Prosperity Foundation had argued that the state’s rules requiring filing of…
    Jon Guze, September 12, 2018
  • Cooper v. Berger et al.

    At the Federalist Society’s Docket Watch blog, Raleigh Attorney Andrew Brown has posted a nice summary of recent litigation over the proposed judicial selection amendment. Here are some excerpts: “A frequent recurrence to fundamental principles is absolutely necessary to preserve the blessings of liberty.”  So reads Article…
    Jon Guze, September 8, 2018
  • Is the ACA in Trouble?

    That’s the subtitle of a recent Volokh Conspiracy blogpost in which Jonathan Adler discusses an Obamacare challenge that’s currently being litigated in Texas. Adler’s no fan of the Affordable Care Act. Nevertheless, as far as this particular challenge is concerned, in Adler’s view the answer is decidely, “No”:…
    Jon Guze, September 7, 2018
  • Does Raising the Minimum Wage Eliminate Jobs?

    A recent study conducted by the Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison suggests the answer is, “Yes”! From the Summary: Beginning in 2014, the state of Minnesota began a series of minimum wage increases. By contrast, Wisconsin increased its state minimum wage in…
    Jon Guze, September 7, 2018
  • Kavanaugh Confirmation Highlights

    If you were too busy to watch the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings this week, or if you turned them off in disgust, Will Baude has posted several highlights from a surprisingly edifying exchange between Judge Kavanaugh and Sen. Mike Lee: First, there was a colloquy in which Judge…
    Jon Guze, September 7, 2018
  • DOJ Demands Millions of North Carolina Voter Records

    From the New York Times: Federal prosecutors have issued sweeping subpoenas demanding that millions of North Carolina voter records be turned over to immigration authorities by Sept. 25. With just two months to go before the midterms, the subpoenas threatened to…
    Jon Guze, September 6, 2018
  • Duke’s HOPE Center Wins Major Grant

    The Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University, which was established in 2008 with a grant by the John W. Pope Foundation to “promote and support research in, and the teaching of, the history of economics,” has won a $5 million grant from the Charles Koch Foundation.
    Jon Guze, September 1, 2018