Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 58)

  • Sceond Circuit Upholds Acquittal of New York’s “Cannibal Cop”

    Yesterday, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in favor of a New York Police officer charged with conspiracy to kidnap. The Court begins by noting that: This is a case about the line between fantasy and criminal intent. Although it is increasingly challenging…
    Jon Guze, December 4, 2015
  • “Federal Fumbles”

    That’s the title of a new report released by US Senator James Lankford (R, OK). In the Introduction Sen. Lankford describes the report and  explains its objectives: Welcome to the first annual release of the Federal Fumbles report! Our national debt is careening toward $19 trillion (yes, that is a 19…
    Jon Guze, December 4, 2015
  • More Lawlessness from the President

    Two weeks ago George Leef reveiwed David Bernstein’s new book Lawless: The Obama Administration’s Unprecedented Assault on the Constitution and the Rule of Law. Yesterday, Bernstein  posted some thoughts about how the President’s goals for the Paris climate conference fit into the larger pattern of executive overreach that he discusses in the book:…
    Jon Guze, December 3, 2015
  • An Outrageous Attack on Free Speech

    In Michigan a District Court judge named Peter Jaklevic has imposed a $150,000 bond in the case of a man arrested for handing out jury nullification fliers on the sidewalk outside the courthouse. The man, Keith Wood, is charged with obstruction of justice and jury tampering. Fox 17 reports that: “When…
    Jon Guze, December 3, 2015
  • An Argument for Limited Government

    Scott Sumner (author of The Midas Paradox) is guest-blogging at EconLog. He’s posted a comment from a reader that makes a powerful–and eloquent–argument for limited government: I’d contend that the main problem in America is that the public, including its highly educated members, is social-scientifically ignorant. Most people…
    Jon Guze, December 1, 2015
  • Setting an Example

    At Yahoo!Sport, Ben Rohrbach reports on the current status of, “The most outrageous streak in American sports.”: After former San Jose Mercury News reporter Mike Rosenberg professed on Twitter … that September marked the first calendar month since July 2009 that an NFL player had not been…
    Jon Guze, November 30, 2015
  • What’s at Stake when UNC Plays Clemson?

    In his weekly College Football Review, a conservative blogger and NC State fan known as “the Hammer” raises an interesting possibility: Whichever team wins the ACC Championship game, and it could very well be Carolina, has a guaranteed spot in the four team playoff and…
    Jon Guze, November 30, 2015
  • Economic Freedom and the Regulatory State

    In a recent Wall Street Journal Op-Ed, Cause of Action’s Executive Director Dan Epstein tells the harrowing story of a cancer screening provider that was “hounded out of business” by the FTC: Since 2013, my organization has defended … LabMD … against meritless allegations from the Federal Trade Commission. Last…
    Jon Guze, November 24, 2015