Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 63)

  • You Better Watch Out…

    In 1934, J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie sold their song “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” and “the right to secure copyright therein” to Leo Feist, Inc. In return, Feist agreed to publish the song and pay them royalties. At the time, copyright protection was only available for a maximum of 56 years. However,…
    Jon Guze, October 9, 2015
  • “A Candidate for Our Time”

    That’s what Matthew Iglesias called Hillary Clinton in a recent Vox post. Why? Because she’s willing to bend–or even break–the law in order to get what she wants: From her adventures in cattle trading to chairing a policymaking committee in her husband’s White House to running for…
    Jon Guze, October 8, 2015
  • This Must Have Implications for Prison Reform

    Yesterday, the Guardian reported that: Months after winning a national title, Harvard’s debate team has fallen to a group of New York prison inmates. The showdown took place at the Eastern correctional facility in New York, a maximum-security prison where convicts can take courses taught…
    Jon Guze, October 8, 2015
  • Good News

    They say that good news travels fast, but, as John Goodman explains in a recent post at, the good news about the global economy doesn’t seem to be travelling very fast at all: It’s a “moral outrage,” Barack Obama told the United Nations delegates last week. He…
    Jon Guze, October 6, 2015
  • Walter Russell Mead Explains How the TTP “Exposes Contradictions in the American Left”

    Yesterday the US and 11 other Pacific rim countries announced agreement on the terms of a huge trade pact called the Trans-pacific Trade Partnership (TTP). Bernie Sanders immediately tweeted his opposition (“I will do all I can to defeat the TTP agreement”), perfectly illustrating a point that Walter Russell Read makes in a recent post…
    Jon Guze, October 6, 2015
  • Do Armed Civilians Ever Stop Mass Shootings?

    The answer is, Yes! In a blog post published yesterday, Eugene Volokh describes 8 recent examples and notes that: Naturally, such examples will be rare. Even in states which allow concealed carry, there often aren’t people near a shooting who have a gun on them at the…
    Jon Guze, October 5, 2015
  • Beyond “Kludgeocracy”

    Two years ago, in an article entitled “Kludgeocracy in America,” a political science professor from Johns Hopkins named Steven Teles suggested that: In recent decades, American politics has been dominated, at least rhetorically, by a battle over the size of government. But that is not what the next few decades…
    Jon Guze, September 25, 2015
  • A Cautiously Optimistic Prognosis for Traditional North Carolina Barbecue

    Washington Post food critic Jim Shahin says he came to North Carolina expecting to prepare an autopsy for traditional wood-smoked NC barbecue. He begins with an example of NC barbecue at its best–Grady’s BBQ in Dudley: Its barbecue is so good, it’s worth driving nearly three hours round-trip for a plate.
    Jon Guze, September 24, 2015