Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 59)

  • The Palestinian Bar Association Awards an Honorary Degree

    At the Washington Post, David Bernstein reports that the PBA has taken steps to honor a former law student: On Oct. 3, 2015, Palestinian terrorist Muhannad Halabi stabbed to death Israeli civilian Aharon Bennet and Nehamia Lavi, who attempted to aid Bennet and his family. Halabi also wounded…
    Jon Guze, December 30, 2015
  • Towards More Charitable (and More Productive) Public Debate

    Eugene Volokh offers a timely reminder not to be too quick to accuse our intellectual and political adversaries of hypocrisy: Claims of hypocrisy [often] ignore the reality that many people sincerely and plausibly have different understandings of “freedom.” No-one really thinks that everyone should be free to do whatever…
    Jon Guze, December 28, 2015
  • Thinking Outside the Box in the War on Terrorism

    William Watkins has come up with a novel approach: One answer might lie in a forgotten provision of the Constitution: Congress’s enumerated power to “grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal.” These are legal documents authorizing a private person or entity—privateers—to use force to protect against enemies of…
    Jon Guze, December 23, 2015
  • Anthony de Jasay Wins ECAEF Prize

    The European Center for Austrian Economics Foundation has announced: Not only in celebration of Anthony de Jasay’s 90th birthday, but foremost in appreciation of his seminal and exceptional works on defending individual liberty by challenging the legitimacy of states and unchecked ‘democratic’ governments, the ECAEF has established the…
    Jon Guze, December 23, 2015
  • Mount Airy Citizens Organize to Fight Eminent Domain

    The Institute for Justice reports that: When a city commissioner offered eminent domain as a possibility for executing a new redevelopment plan, local property owners … formed the Mount Airy Property Rights Alliance (MAPRA) with the goal of protecting their properties from seizure. As it stands now,…
    Jon Guze, December 22, 2015
  • “Talking Productively About Guns”

    That’s the title of a thought-provoking post by legal blogger Ken White. To illustrate one of the ways people fail to talk productively about guns he offers this imaginary dialog: Imagine … I’m trying to persuade you that there should be restrictions on, say, Rottweilers. Me: I…
    Jon Guze, December 9, 2015
  • Juxtaposing Islamic Terrorists with American College Students: Two Very Different Takes

    At the American Interest, Eliott Cohen writes: We are in the early or, at best, early-middle stages of a vicious cycle of violence. Consider only the refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. What sorts of experiences have the teenagers in those camps had? What future can…
    Jon Guze, December 7, 2015
  • 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