Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 60)

  • 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
  • Using Eagles to Hunt Drones

    Police the world over are trying to figure out how to deal with wayward drones. Nets and even laser “death rays” are being developed. But in Holland the police are working on a different approach: The Guardian has the story: As the use of drones increasingly worries everyone…
    Jon Guze, February 3, 2016
  • “Obama’s Big Bank Slush Fund”

    That’s the title of a piece by Sean Higgins in the Washington Exmainer that looks at how the DOJ has been coercing banks to make large constributions to left-leaning, “Democratic-friendly” organizations. At the LibertyLawSite blog, Michael Greve summarizes Higgins’s findings and puts them in context: As part of their “settlements” with…
    Jon Guze, January 29, 2016
  • Remembering Ronald Reagan (and Joan Baez, Sr.)

    In a recent blog post, Economist David Henderson tells a story about a time when he quoted Ronald Reagan to the mother of the popular folk singer: In April 1980, while the Mariel boatlift was beginning, the fact that some, and possibly many, of the Cubans coming to America were criminals…
    Jon Guze, January 25, 2016