Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 66)

  • Sometimes Congress Gets Something Right

    In a recent Washington Post article, Cyberlaw expert David Post explains “how two members of Congress helped create a trillion or so dollars of value” by adding “a rather remarkable provision of the U.S. Code.” The members of Congress are Rep. Christopher Cox (R-Calif.) and Rep. (now Sen.) Ron Wyden…
    Jon Guze, August 27, 2015
  • The Expansion of the Regulatory State

    Earlier this month, the Mercatus Center published its analysis of regulatory exansion under the last six presidential administrations. Here’s a graphic summary: The Mercatus report supplements similar findings by the Comptetitive Enterprise Institute in its annual snapshot of the regulatory state entitled Ten Thousand Commandments. In response to the relentless expansion described…
    Jon Guze, August 26, 2015
  • There’s an App for That, cont.

    Writing from Serbia, New York Times reporter Matthew Brunwasser, describes the surprizing role that technology is playing in the current European refugee crisis: The tens of thousands of migrants who have flooded into the Balkans in recent weeks need food, water and shelter, just like the millions displaced…
    Jon Guze, August 26, 2015
  • Free Speech and Good Health

    Earlier this month, the US District Court of the Southern District of New York announced its decision in Amarin Pharma, Inc. v. FDA. As healthcare economist John Goodman reports in Forbes, this is “a victory for free speech and common sense” that could improve American’s access to life-saving…
    Jon Guze, August 24, 2015
  • Recent Supreme Court Decision Has Impact in NC

    In June, the US Supreme Court struck down a provision of the Los Angeles Municipal Code. The Court held that, under the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition of unreasonable searches and seizures, “The provision of the Los Angeles Municipal Code that requires hotel operators to make their registries available to the…
    Jon Guze, August 24, 2015
  • Donald Trump: Eminent Domain Abuser

    Ten years ago, the Supreme Court’s infamous decision in Kelo v. City of New London alerted the American public to the problem of well-heeled and well-connected private developers using eminent domain to take ordinary people’s homes and businesses. The public has been overwhelmingly opposed to such “economic development” takings ever since, which lends political significance to the fact that,…
    Jon Guze, August 21, 2015
  • “Obamanet” Faces Legal Challenge

    The Wall Street Journal reports that: A federal appeals court has twice invalidated attempts by Washington bureaucrats to regulate the Internet. The Federal Communications Commission deserves a third-time strikeout in December when the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia considers the agency’s latest…
    Jon Guze, August 18, 2015
  • Crony Capitalism and the ACA

    At, economist John Goodman reviews a new book about the making of the Affordable Care Act. The book is Stephen Brill’s America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Health Care System, Goodman highlights some of the cronyism described by Brill: The pharmaceutical…
    Jon Guze, August 18, 2015