Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 62)

  • 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
  • “Federal Fumbles”

    That’s the title of a new report released by US Senator James Lankford (R, OK). In the Introduction Sen. Lankford describes the report and  explains its objectives: Welcome to the first annual release of the Federal Fumbles report! Our national debt is careening toward $19 trillion (yes, that is a 19…
    Jon Guze, December 4, 2015
  • More Lawlessness from the President

    Two weeks ago George Leef reveiwed David Bernstein’s new book Lawless: The Obama Administration’s Unprecedented Assault on the Constitution and the Rule of Law. Yesterday, Bernstein  posted some thoughts about how the President’s goals for the Paris climate conference fit into the larger pattern of executive overreach that he discusses in the book:…
    Jon Guze, December 3, 2015
  • An Outrageous Attack on Free Speech

    In Michigan a District Court judge named Peter Jaklevic has imposed a $150,000 bond in the case of a man arrested for handing out jury nullification fliers on the sidewalk outside the courthouse. The man, Keith Wood, is charged with obstruction of justice and jury tampering. Fox 17 reports that: “When…
    Jon Guze, December 3, 2015