Jon Guze

Senior Fellow, Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 5)

  • “There is no world in which the Constitution permits Nevada to favor Caesars Palace over Calvary Chapel.”

    That’s the closing line in Justice Gorsuch’s dissent in CALVARY CHAPEL DAYTON VALLEY v. STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF NEVADA. Calvery Chapel had requested a preliminary injuction against an executive order issued by Governor Sisolak that permits many businesses, including movie theaters and casinos, to operate at half capacity—which can…
    Jon Guze, July 25, 2020
  • I don’t know if Harvey Risch is right about hydroxychloroquine…

    But I think he’s definitely right about the politicization of medicine. Harvey Risch, who’s a Professor of Epidemiology at Yale’s School of Public Health, published an opinion piece yesterday called, “The Key to Defeating COVID-19 Already Exists. We Need to Start Using It.” Here are some excerpts:…
    Jon Guze, July 24, 2020
  • More Thoughts on the Futility of Lockdowns

    In “Statewide lockdowns unnecessarily divide, divert us from task at hand,” I called attention to statistical evidence indicating that: (1) most people who were willing and able to practice social distancing had already started doing it before any lockdowns were put in place and (2) most people who were unwilling…
    Jon Guze, July 13, 2020
  • Taking No Chances

    The National Law Journal has a report about a Miami criminal defense lawyer who is taking no chances with COVID-19: When Miami criminal defense attorney Samuel J. Rabin Jr. got out of his car and began walking down the street in a full hazmat suit, gloves, respirator…
    Jon Guze, July 11, 2020
  • Happy Independence Day!

    And, if by any chance, you’ve got the time and the inclination for some serious thoughts about the significance of the day, here are three interesting peice from the folks at the Volokh Conspiracy: The Declaration of Independence will never be outmoded, as President Coolidge explained…
    Jon Guze, July 4, 2020
  • Slavery didn’t end on June 19, 1865.

    It continued in much of the world throughout the 19th century and into the 20th, and it continues in some places today:   H/T: Nicholas A. Christakis…
    Jon Guze, June 20, 2020
  • Now that’s what I call a V!

    There’s been lot’s of speculation about whether recovery from the COVID-19 resession will be rapid or slow. Recessions with rapid recoveries are often called “V-shaped,” and this chart released by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis suggests we’re in the midst of a recovery that’s very v-shaped indeed:  …
    Jon Guze, June 17, 2020
  • Josh Hawley requests investigation of religious liberty violations by state officials

    In a letter delivered to Attorney General William Barr this morning, Sen. Hawley claims: In the past few weeks, state officials across the country have blatantly violated the free exercise and free speech rights of religious Americans. Under the First Amendment, state officials must not treat religious persons…
    Jon Guze, June 9, 2020