Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 56)

  • This Beggars Belief!

    In a previous blog post I made fun of the confusing and ungrammatical constructions that resulted when a reporter used the word “they” in every context in which an ordinary speaker of English would have used “he” or “she.” I assumed it was simply one writer’s misguided attempt to deal on an ad hoc basis…
    Jon Guze, May 25, 2016
  • Lucky to Be Here, Continued…

    In a newsletter that appeared last year I quoted UNC Professor Jeff Welty’s reponse when I asked him why relations between the police and the public are generally pretty good in North Carolina. He said, “It may be due in part to the professionalism and policies of our law enforcement…
    Jon Guze, May 25, 2016
  • More Overreach by the Obama Administration Based on Its Bizarre Interpretation of Title IX

    The Federalist website reports that: President Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services implemented a rule change to the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) last week mandating that all health providers receiving taxpayer dollars must perform sex-change operations or lose their federal funding. The final…
    Jon Guze, May 23, 2016
  • “Mother lets son drive golf cart at resort, gets jailed for child abuse.”

    Read about it–and if you really want to get upset watch the video–at the Charlotte Observer’s website: On the second day of her dream vacation on exclusive Bald Head Island, Julie Mall went with her family to the beach to catch the sunset. Her 11-year-old son asked to…
    Jon Guze, May 23, 2016
  • Google Books Library Will Remain Open

    The Washington Post reports that: The decade-long legal battle over Google’s massive book scanning project is finally over, and it’s a huge win for libraries and fair use. On Monday, the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by the Author’s Guild, which had argued that Google’s…
    Jon Guze, May 23, 2016
  • “In capitalism, the rich become powerful. In socialism, the powerful become rich.”

    Quote of the day. It’s Instapudit‘s Glenn Reynolds’s commentary on a Daily Mail article entitled, “The Rich Kids of… North Korea! Secretive state now has its own ‘one-percenters’ who love paying nearly a typical month’s wage on iced coffee in downtown ‘Pyonghattan’.”…
    Jon Guze, May 17, 2016
  • “Little Sisters of the Poor win at Supreme Court”

    That’s how the Beckett Fund for Religious Liberty characterizes today’s unanimous decision by the high court. From the press release: “All we have ever wanted to do is serve the neediest among us as if they were Christ himself,” said Sister Loraine Marie Maguire, Mother Provincial for…
    Jon Guze, May 16, 2016
  • Hoist with Their Own Petard

    I noted in a previous post that the North Carolina students and parents who are challenging the Obama administration’s recent bathroom edict are using the administration’s own statistics and the President’s own words to support their case.  In a recent piece at Slate, Michelle Goldberg notes that other conservative groups have adopted the…
    Jon Guze, May 16, 2016