Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 70)

  • Something to Celebrate

    Today is the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta! Not only did it play a decisive role in establishing the Anglo-American tradition of individual rights, limited government, and the rule of law, but even after eight centuries its language lives on in many contemporary legal documents, including the North Carolina Constitution. Hip, hip, hooray!…
    Jon Guze, June 15, 2015
  • Another Intriguing Book Review

    At, W.B. Allen reviews a new book by Shelby Steele: Steele focuses on the rise of the paternalistic state, with the reaction to racial polarization as the main generator of that state. Written as a series of reflections on moments in his life and career,…
    Jon Guze, June 11, 2015
  • George Leef Reviews Sen. Mike Lee’s New Book

    I haven’t read Senator Mike Lee’s book, Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America’s Founding Document, yet, but George Leef’s recent review at has convinced me I should. George ends his review by saying: America today is much worse off for having allowed “progressives” and statists…
    Jon Guze, June 11, 2015
  • NC’s Approach to Asset Forfeiture Gets High Marks

     A new report from FeedomWorks gives North Carolina’s asset forfeiture program an A-, the second highest score in the country. The report gives two reasons:  “The government can only forfeit property if the owner has been convicted of a crime;” and “Law enforcement does not receive any of the forfeiture funds.” The only…
    Jon Guze, June 10, 2015
  • It Was Bound To Happen

    In a post on entitled “Big Love,” Michael Greve reports that: Just in time for the Supreme Court’s eagerly awaited or in any event impending decision in Obergefell, Professor Ronald C. Den Otter (of a California state university in San Luis Obispo) has mounted an impressive Defense of Plural…
    Jon Guze, June 10, 2015
  • A Good Idea from North of the Border

    Did you know that Canada has a “One-for-One Rule” that requires the elimination of one old regulation for every new regulation that is introduced? Evidently they do. Listen to (or read) this NPR story to learn more.
    Jon Guze, June 10, 2015
  • Minimum Wage Hypocrisy

    As most Lockerroom readers probably know, the Los Angeles City Council recently voted to raise the City’s minimum wage to $15/hour. Among the loudest voices calling for the increase was the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor (AFCFL); however, having persuaded the City to impose this job-killing measure on the…
    Jon Guze, May 29, 2015
  • Beer Tax

    The Tax Foundation published a useful chart today showing how beer taxes vary from state to state. At 62 cents per gallon, North Carolina falls about midway between Wyoming’s low (2 cents/gal.) and Tennessee’s high ($1.29/gal.). Something to think about if beer will play a role in your holiday celebration!…
    Jon Guze, May 22, 2015