Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 53)

  • Federal Judge Puts HB2 On Hold

    As most readers surely know, the North Carolina statute known as HB2 requires public agencies to assign users to multiple occupancy bathrooms, locker rooms, shower rooms, and similar facilities on the basis of biological sex. Several groups of plaintiffs have filed lawsuits challenging the law, and in May some of those plaintiffs…
    Jon Guze, August 30, 2016
  • “How can DOJ’s lawyers look themselves in the mirror?”

    Legal scholar Michael Greve has a few acerbic things to say about recent developments in Texas v. United States — a case in which more than a dozen plaintiffs have challenged Obama adminsitration rules regarding access to restrooms, locker rooms, and showers: Last week, in a case brought by the State of…
    Jon Guze, August 29, 2016
  • “Powerful people sometimes do things to help people like me without really understanding people like me.”

    In yet another review of Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance, the London Spectator’s  Helen Dale notes that: Vance makes few policy suggestions, most of them mild. However, his account of a debate in the Ohio Senate on a Bill to curb payday lenders is salutary. He points out…
    Jon Guze, August 29, 2016
  • University of Chicago Affirms Its Committment to Freedom of Speech

    At the Marginal Revolution blog, Alex Tabarrok provides an excerpt from a letter that the University of Chicago recently sent to incoming freshman: Earning a place in our community of scholars is no small achievement and we are delighted that you selected Chicago to continue your intellectual journey.
    Jon Guze, August 25, 2016
  • “Whatever Happened to Adam Smith?”

    That’s the title of a recent blog post by Matt Ridley in which he discusses the distressing rise of protectionism. Here’s an excerpt: Last week both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump set out their economic policies in set-piece speeches. Mr Trump’s … involves a trade policy designed to punish consumers and protect…
    Jon Guze, August 24, 2016
  • More News about the “Hillary Defense”

    Last week I wrote about a sailor who, after pleading guilty to the unauthorized retention of defense information, invoked the “Hillary defence” as part of his request for a non-custoidal sentence. According to a US News report, that defense appears to have failed: A former Navy machinist mate who admitted taking photos inside a…
    Jon Guze, August 24, 2016
  • What Ails the White Working Class?

    At City Journal, Aaron Renn has published a review of J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy. It’s interesting throughout, but I found the following excerpt particularly insightful: For the Left, the unpleasant truth is what Vance makes clear if not explicit: the sexual revolution has been a disaster for the working…
    Jon Guze, August 24, 2016
  • “Euthanasia Tourists”

    That’s the title of an article in the International Business Times. The article goes on to say: Euthanasia tourists are flocking to Brussels to get a lethal dose…. In 2015, a whopping 2,023 people were medically killed in Belgium. The number has more than doubled…
    Jon Guze, August 22, 2016