Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 67)

  • Don Willett for the Supreme Court!

    At, George Leef asks, “Who would you like to see as the next Supreme Court justice?” He recommends Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett, and I wholeheartedly agree. As I noted in a previous LockerRoom post, Justice Willett’s concurrence is the high point in a recent ruling by…
    Jon Guze, August 5, 2015
  • Bernie Sanders and Media Double Standards

    In a piece at libertylawsite  called “The Wackiness of Evil,” Greg Weiner objects to the media’s casual and light-hearted treatment of Bernie Sanders’ sympathetic attitude towards communism: That wacky Bernie Sanders, as his groupies would have it—daft, even, with the tousled hair and the professed socialism. Why, back in…
    Jon Guze, August 5, 2015
  • Local Hero

    WNBC reports an exciting incident in Hickory, NC: Nicholas Anderson says he was at the right place at the right time…. Nick worked [with his girlfriend Deanna’s son, Brighton] to plan the perfect proposal…. Brighton thought Salsarita’s was the best place. “I didn’t…
    Jon Guze, August 3, 2015
  • Whitehouse Report on Occupational Licensing

    The Whitehouse has released a report on occupational licensing that includes some surprizingly sensible findings: More than one-quarter of U.S. workers now require a license to do their jobs, with most of these workers licensed by the States. The share of workers licensed at the State level has risen…
    Jon Guze, July 31, 2015
  • Is “Government” a Derogatory Term?

    The National Review reports an amusing legal dispute in Tennessee: Over in Williamson County … prosecutors actually filed a motion asking the court to order a defense attorney to stop calling them “the government” in open court…. In its motion, prosecutors claimed: “The State has noticed in the past…
    Jon Guze, July 31, 2015
  • Zoning and the Poor

    Ilya Somin has posted an interesting disucssion on the Washington Post website about the many ways in which zoning hurts the poor. He quotes from, and links to, a Mercatus Center report in which: Economist Steven Horwitz points out that restrictive zoning laws impede social mobility by making it difficult…
    Jon Guze, July 27, 2015
  • Immigration and Crime

    The murder of Kate Steinle in San Francisco, and Donald Trump’s provacative commentary, have raised concerns about immigrant criminality. In a recent post on the Cato Institute’s blog,  Alex Nowrasteh summarizes, and provides links to, a wide range of studies dealing with this emotionally fraught topic. His conclusion: Both the…
    Jon Guze, July 17, 2015
  • Transparency, California Style

    At, economist Tyler Cowen provides a link to the California Policy Center’s Transparent California website, which shows total pay and benefits paid to each of  6.5 million public employees in California in 2013.  I only the looked at the first page (out of 136,000), but the lowest paid employee there —…
    Jon Guze, July 9, 2015