Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 56)

  • Obama Hesitates to Use the G-Word

    A blog post at The American Interest notes that: The Obama Administration is working to avoid acknowledging that a genocide against Middle East Christians is happening—even though the EU and Pope Francis say it is. … While other administrations have committed the sin of silence where…
    Jon Guze, February 17, 2016
  • An Intriguing Proposal

    English blogger Natalie Solent has suggested a way to radically slow the proliferation of new laws: Let us follow the earlier and even wiser example set by the assembly of one of the Greek colonies in Italy, Locris, where according to Demosthenes it was decreed that…
    Jon Guze, February 16, 2016
  • US Supreme Court Puts the President’s Clean Power Plan on Hold

    Yesterday I reported that representatives of 29 states and state agencies–including the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality–had asked Chief Justice Roberts for an emergency stay of the EPA’s “clean power plan” (CCP) pending appeal. Today I’m pleased to add that that request has been granted. In a terse one-page…
    Jon Guze, February 10, 2016
  • States Request an Emergency Stay of Obama’s Clean Power Plan

    On Jaunuary 29th, representives of 29 states and state agencies–including the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality–asked Chief Justice Roberts for an emergency stay of the Environmental Protection Agency’s “clean power” plan pending appeal. As Michael Greve reports at The application argues that EPA’s rule isn’t remotely legal; that…
    Jon Guze, February 9, 2016
  • Five Sentences from One Edition of the New York Times

    Last week, at the Washington Post, Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz juxtaposed five sentences from the previous weekend’s edition of the New York Times: “The State Department on Friday said for the first time that ‘top secret’ material had been sent through Hillary Clinton’s private computer server, and that it would not make…
    Jon Guze, February 9, 2016
  • Cultural Appropriation?

    Were there Arabian motifs in California surf music? UK blogger Mick Hartley suggests that there were. He post this video of Dick Dale playing “Misirlou”: along with an extended discussion that begins: It seems too strange to digest at first, that “Misirlou,” Dale’s most widely recognized tune, is based…
    Jon Guze, February 9, 2016
  • Justice at Last

    In a newsletter that appeared last May I wrote about Lyndon McLellan, the owner of a convenience store in Fairmont, North Carolina who had been victimzed under federal tax and civil asset forfeiture laws. On the basis of several large cash deposits, federal agents seized $107,000 from McLellan’s bank account. He was not accused…
    Jon Guze, February 4, 2016
  • NC Man Has the Only Existing Video of Super Bowl I … But You Can’t Watch It

    The New York Times explains: Troy Haupt is a 47-year-old nurse anesthetist here in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. He has a secret to reveal about Super Bowl I: He owns the only known recording of its broadcast. CBS and NBC, which televised the game, did…
    Jon Guze, February 3, 2016