Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 58)

  • “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
  • Time to Desegregate Law Schools Politically?

    The Winter 2016 issue of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy includes an article by James Lindgren entitled “Measuring Diversity: Law Faculties in 1997 and 2013.” Using data from the American Association of Law Schools and from the US Census Prof. Lindren finds that: Three groups account for most (or all)…
    Jon Guze, May 16, 2016
  • Is Islamophobia Accelerating Global Warming?

    A speaker at a recent MIT event seems to think so: This talk examines the relation between Islamophobia as the dominant form of racism today and the ecological crisis. It looks at the three common ways in which the two phenomena are seen to be linked: as…
    Jon Guze, May 13, 2016
  • Quote of the Day

    From Scott Sumner at TheMoneyIllusion: Obamacare … was going to improve health by eliminating the problem of people … without health insurance. The group that is far and away the least likely to have health insurance is Hispanics. They also have an obesity problem. And yet their life expectancy is…
    Jon Guze, May 13, 2016