Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 6)

  • Hung Juries: Then and Now

    Last week, in Brewster v. Alabama, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit overturned a conviction because the defendant’s lawyer failed to object when, rather than accepting a jury’s report that it was deadlocked, the trial judge badgered the holdout juror until she agreed to convict. In his…
    Jon Guze, January 29, 2019
  • Scary News from the EEOC

    As science fiction buffs (and Tom Cruise fans) know, “Minority Report” is a short story by Philip K. Dick in which the Precrime Division of a futuristic law enforcement agency uses advanced computers (and mutants) to identify people who are going to commit crimes and then arrests and imprisons those…
    Jon Guze, January 28, 2019
  • “The Fleecing of Millennials”

    That’s the title of  a piece by columnist David Leonhardt that appeared in yesterday’s New York Times. The piece includes two charts that paint a gloomy picture, not just for millennials, but for everyone under the age of about 50:  …
    Jon Guze, January 28, 2019
  • “Libel Law and the Covington Boys”

    As most readers are probably aware, an attorney has threatened legal action against some of the journalists and online commenters who vilified a group of Covington High School students after a misleadingly edited video was planted on Twitter by an unidentified troll. In a recent blogpost, Eugene Volokh…
    Jon Guze, January 25, 2019
  • “The $15 Minimum Wage Is Here. Why We Need $33 an Hour.”

    No, it’s not the Onion; it’s the New York Times. Columnist Ginia Bellafante explains: On Jan. 1, the new minimum wage, set at $15 an hour, went into effect in New York City, and most companies employing more than 10 people have to pay it. … But…
    Jon Guze, January 19, 2019
  • Double Standards at UNC Asheville?

    According to Campus Reform: The University of North Carolina-Asheville is defending a decision to host Women’s March co-president Tamika Mallory for a lecture, despite concerns of alleged anti-Semitism on her part. … On one occasion, Mallory called black nationalist minister Louis Farrakhan “the GOAT,” or…
    Jon Guze, January 9, 2019
  • At Last — Some Good News About Copyrights

    No, Etta James’ 1960 classic recording hasn’t entered the public domain, and the original score by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren hasn’t entered it either. Nevertheless, quite a few works will enter the public domain in 2019, and, as Duke’s Center for the Study of Public Domain reports,…
    Jon Guze, January 8, 2019