Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 61)

  • Supreme Court Accepts Mandatory Dues Case

    At, Robby Soave reports that: In a move that likely signals a willingness to deprive teachers unions of the power to collect compulsory fees, the Supreme Court has decided to hear a case challenging the practice next fall. On Tuesday, the Court announced that…
    Jon Guze, June 30, 2015
  • LegalZoom Takes the Offensive In North Carolina

    I’ve written before about the State Bar’s attempts at preventing LegalZoom from offering its online self-help legal services in North Carolina. Now, LegalZoom has turned the tables by filing a complaint against the Bar asking for damanges and injuctive relielf. As the Wall Street Journal reports: In the latest development,…
    Jon Guze, June 29, 2015
  • Great Win for Free Speech (and Property Rights)

    The Institute for Justice announced today that: The U.S. Supreme Court today vacated a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judgment that had allowed the city of Norfolk, Va. to suppress a banner protesting the government’s illegal attempt to seize private property by eminent domain….
    Jon Guze, June 29, 2015
  • Commentary on King v. Burwell

    Take your pick, they’re all good: George Will Jonathan Adler Elizabeth Price Foley Josh Blackman Yuval Levin Ilya Shapiro Roger Pilon Michael Cannon Oren Kerr But if you only have time for one, read Justice Scalia’s blistering dissent: Perhaps the…
    Jon Guze, June 26, 2015
  • Federal Asset Forfeiture in NC Continues

    As I reported last week, North Carolina’s asset forfeiture policy is one of the very best in the country. However, that doesn’t mean North Carolinians don’t have to worry about asset forfeiture abuse. Despite the reforms announced in January, the Department of Justice’s continues its agressive forfeiture program, and North Carolinians have…
    Jon Guze, June 24, 2015
  • More Criticism of the Wells Report

    Statisticians love to apply their science to sports, of course. Nevertheless, you may be surprized by the way three scholars at the American Enterprise Institute deploy an elaborate statistical analysis to reach a simple conclusion regarding the “Deflategate” conroversy: The evidence we present points to a simple—and innocent—explanation for the change…
    Jon Guze, June 23, 2015
  • Jury Award in the “Case of the Devious Defecators”

    The Volokh Conspiracy reports that: Yesterday, in what U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg dubbed “the case of devious defecators,” jurors awarded $2.25 million dollars to Jack Lowe and Dennis Reynolds for the harm they suffered from having their DNA unlawfully obtained by their employers, Atlas Logistics Retail…
    Jon Guze, June 23, 2015
  • Regarding the Cardinals/Astros Hacking Affair

    It’s not like Chinese hackers stealing information about federal employees, but the news that the St. Louis Carinals may have hacked into the Houston Astros’ database and stolen player information has nevertheless stirred up some controversy. Contrary to what other commentators have claimed, criminal law expert Orin Kerr says that stealing information…
    Jon Guze, June 17, 2015