Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 8)

  • Supreme Court Says Kansas Can Prosecute Illegal Immigrants for Identity Theft

    From the Syllabus: Kansas makes it a crime to commit “identity theft” or engage in fraud to obtain a benefit. Respondents, three unauthorized aliens, were tried for fraudulently using another person’s Social Security number on the W–4’s and K–4’s that they submitted upon obtaining employment. They had used…
    Jon Guze, March 5, 2020
  • Looks like William F. Buckley was right about Harvard.

    On more than one occasion, Buckley said, “I should sooner live in a society governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston telephone directory than in a society governed by the two thousand faculty members of Harvard University.” A recent survey by the Harvard Crimson suggests he…
    Jon Guze, March 5, 2020
  • Doesn’t fit the narrative!

    A scholarly paper released last week finds “No evidence of any systematic bias against manuscripts by women in the peer review process of 145 scholarly journals.” From the Abstract: This article examines gender bias in peer review with complete data on 145 journals in various fields of…
    Jon Guze, March 4, 2020
  • Yet Another Reason to Oppose Bag Bans

    In “A Mixed Bag: The Hidden Time Costs of Regulating Consumer Behavior,” which was published this week by the University of Chicago Press, Rebecca L. C. Taylor finds: The nonmonetary costs consumers experience from regulations are challenging to quantify and, thus, easily overlooked. Using quasi-experimental policy variation and…
    Jon Guze, February 24, 2020
  • The gun guy and illegal militia founder who became President: George Washington

    That’s the title of a piece by David Kopel that appeared at the Volokh Conpiracy on Monday. I’m a bit late reposting it, but it’s still worth reading even though Presidents’ Day has passed. Here are some excerpts: Presidents’ Day should be a day of reflection on…
    Jon Guze, February 18, 2020
  • “The anti-fracking movement is to geology as the anti-vaxx movement is to medicine.”

    From this tweet: H/T: Matt Ridley…
    Jon Guze, February 13, 2020
  • “It’s time to bring back the big tables.”

    That’s the final line of a recent essay by David Brooks about the breakdown of American families. The line refers back to the nostalgic scenario that Brooks describes at the beginning of the essay: The scene is one many of us have somewhere in our family history: Dozens…
    Jon Guze, February 13, 2020
  • “Don Lemon is a bigot—and like most bigots, he’s an ignorant one as well.”

    That’s the conclusion of an eye-opening post by Jim Lindgren at the Volokh Conspiracy: The fracas over Don Lemon of CNN laughing at his panel’s insults about the intelligence of Trump supporters raises a larger issue: the ignorant belief that Trump supporters are much…
    Jon Guze, January 31, 2020