Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 7)

  • Eminent Domain Reform Wins Unanimous Approval in U.S. House

    Thirteen years ago, in Kelo v. City of New London, the U.S. Supreme Court shocked the country by upholding the City of New London’s use of eminent domain to seize working class citizens’ homes and give the land to a private corporation for “high-end” commercial development. In response to…
    Jon Guze, July 26, 2018
  • An In-depth Appraisal of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

    In a recent piece called, “Committed to the Constitution,” Manhattan Institute scholar James Copland provides a detailed, and very favorable, evaluation of President Trump’s latest Supreme Court nominee: Few, if any, conceivable Supreme Court nominees are as well prepared for the role as Judge Brett Kavanaugh…. Kavanaugh…
    Jon Guze, July 24, 2018
  • In Case You Missed It

    July 9, 2018, was the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Elizabeth Nolan Brown explained the significance in a piece at Reason.com: The Fourteenth Amendment—greenlit by a 23rd state (and thus cleared for adoption) on July…
    Jon Guze, July 23, 2018
  • “The Clinton State Department’s Major Security Breach That Everyone Is Ignoring”

    Hans von Spakovsky explains at the Daily Signal: Peter Strzok’s testimony about the email server scandal involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton raised headlines because of his defiant, disrespectful, and unapologetic attitude about the bias revealed in his text messages that permeated his work at the…
    Jon Guze, July 23, 2018
  • “Ridehail Travel and Equity in Los Angeles”

    That’s the subtitle of a dissertation by UCLA PhD candidate Anne Elizabeth Brown. From the abstract: I find that ridehailing extends reliable car access to travelers and neighborhoods previously marginalized by the taxi industry. Ridehailing served neighborhoods home to 99.8 percent of the Los Angeles County population.
    Jon Guze, July 21, 2018
  • Highway Patrol Cruiser Contest

    At the NC School of Government’s criminal law blog, Christopher Tyner reports: The American Association of State Troopers is asking people to vote for the best looking cruiser in the country on their Facebook page.  The North Carolina Highway Patrol has a pretty strong entry featuring…
    Jon Guze, July 20, 2018
  • Carbs Kill

    That’s one of the things I took away from a fascinating Cato Institute report called, “Why Does the Federal Government Issue Damaging Dietary Guidelines? Lessons from Thomas Jefferson to Today.” Here’s an excerpt: The American people did as they were advised — not just by the government,…
    Jon Guze, July 18, 2018
  • England Didn’t Win the World Cup, but It’s Number 1 in Vaping

    Matt Ridley explains how it happened at the Rational Optimist: More people use ecigarettes in the UK than in any other European country. It’s more officially encouraged than in the United States and more socially acceptable than in Australia, where it’s still banned. There is a thriving…
    Jon Guze, July 16, 2018