Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 69)

  • Undermining Free Markets

    On Monday, the Wall Street Journal ran an opinion piece by Romain Hatchuel (managing partner of New York-based asset-management firm Square Advisors LLC) entitled “The World-Wide Undermining of Free Markets,” in which the author makes some provodative suggestions: More people need to question the antiausterity camp’s real motives,…
    Jon Guze, August 13, 2015
  • Reviving an Old Form of Civil Procedure?

    In a recent post on the Washington Post website, Eugene Volock provides a link to an unusual filing in a civil case in New York State. Here are some excerpts: DEFENDANT DEMANDS TRIAL BY COMBAT Defendant invokes the common law writ of right and demands his common law…
    Jon Guze, August 7, 2015
  • There’s an App for That

    The New York Times reports from New Orleans that a private police force called the French Quarter Task Force has significantly reduced crime by deploying round-the-clock patrols consisting of “armed officers zigzagging the neighborhood in matte black Polaris Rangers … retrofitted with blue halogen lights and a dock for an…
    Jon Guze, August 6, 2015
  • Don Willett for the Supreme Court!

    At Forbes.com, 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