Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 67)

  • John Hood called it!

    At Reason.com, Katherine Mangu-Ward reminds readers of something John Hood said 20 years ago about the impact of federal lending on college tuition: In his 1995 article, . . . Hood made a prediction: “Clinton’s policies, if enacted, will actually make it easier for colleges and universities to charge students more and more…
    Jon Guze, May 4, 2015
  • NC House Passes Map Act Repeal Bill

    Earlier today the NC House passed a bill (HB 183) that would repeal in its entirety a contentious piece of legislation know as the Map Act.  As I explained a few weeks ago in a newsletter, when the General Assembly passed the Map Act in 1987 its declared purpose was “to control…
    Jon Guze, April 16, 2015
  • Forfeiture Reform Moves Forward in Congress

    Yesterday Rand Paul testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of his civil asset forfeiture reform bill. As I’ve previously explained, Senator Paul’s bill would go a long way towards putting an end to this deplorable practice.
    Jon Guze, April 16, 2015
  • 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta

    Over at the Law & Liberty blog Justin Lyons discusses Winston Churchill’s thoughts and comments about the “Title deed of liberty” and it’s role in British and American history. I hope we’ll see a lot more of this sort of thing between now and the 15th of June.
    Jon Guze, April 13, 2015
  • Easter Thoughts

    On Easter Sunday constitutional law scholar Randy Barnett posted some interesting thoughts about the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause and the rising tide of religious persecution, including persecution of Christians.
    Jon Guze, April 6, 2015
  • College students are in the best of hands!

    At EconLog, Brian Caplan posts some disturbing results from a survey of professors at American universities: 18% of the social scientists in general, and 25% of sociologists in particular, described themselves as “Marxists.” As Brian notes: If 18% of biologists believed in creationism, that would be a big deal. Why? Because creationism is…
    Jon Guze, March 31, 2015
  • Bi-partisan Push on Civil Asset Forfeiture?

    In a post entitled “Red State Forfeiture Bills Signal Bipartisan Push for Justice Reform,” Adam Bates reports on efforts by Republicans in Texas and Oklahoma to do away with civil asset forfeiture. While these and similar Republican proposals are very welcome, talk of a bipartisanship seems a bit premature. As an…
    Jon Guze, March 20, 2015
  • Eminent Domain Amendment

    Hearings started today on a bill that would add an eminent domain clause to the NC Constitution. The need for such an amendment has been clear since 2005 when, in its infamous Kelo v. City of New London decision, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that property owners could not rely…
    Jon Guze, February 4, 2015