Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 65)

  • 6th Circuit Puts Obama’s “Waters of the US” Rule on Hold

    The Hill reports that: In a 2-1 ruling, the Cincinnati-based Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit delivered a stinging defeat to Obama’s most ambitious effort to keep streams and wetlands clean, saying it looks likely that the rule, dubbed Waters of the United States, is illegal.
    Jon Guze, October 12, 2015
  • “If they’re not charging you for your use, then they’re charging someone else to use you.”

    With that catchy epigram, Megan McArdle neatly summarizes the business model that supports online enterprises like Facebook and explains why it’s unrealistic to expect them to stop collecting data about their users.
    Jon Guze, October 12, 2015
  • 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