Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 72)

  • 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
  • Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

    In last week’s newsletter I used the phrase “chorus of praise” to describe the media’s response to the news that Eric Holder had signed an order “prohibiting” the obnoxious practice called “equitable sharing.” (For years the DOJ has used equitable sharing to encourage state and local police to take…
    Jon Guze, January 26, 2015