Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 8)

  • “The next step in criminal justice reform is fewer laws.”

    That’s what UT law professor Glenn Reynolds suggests in an opinion piece at USA Today, and I couldn’t agree more. Here’s an excerpt: The truth is, we don’t really have a criminal justice system. Mostly, what we have is a plea-bargain system. Police arrest people, prosecutors charge them…
    Jon Guze, August 9, 2018
  • Fighting Health Care Cronyism

    With the help of the Institute for Justice, a Winston-Salem physician has filed a lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s certificate of need laws. From IJ’s press release: Imagine living in a neighborhood dominated by expensive restaurants with poor service and lackluster food. You see an opportunity and decide…
    Jon Guze, August 3, 2018
  • “The entire Southport Police Department is on paid leave.”

    According to a recent report at Star News Online, the department will remain on leave while investigations of misconduct by two if its officers continue: Lt. Michael Christian Simmons, 48, appeared in Brunswick County court Tuesday morning, informing a judge he intended to hire his own attorney. Simmons…
    Jon Guze, August 3, 2018
  • “The Trade War to End All Trade Wars”

    That’s a passage from a thought-provoking article at the Hill by economist John Cochrane: One hundred and four years ago this August, the war to end all wars broke out. It was a war that nobody wanted. The world stumbled in to it almost by accident…
    Jon Guze, August 2, 2018
  • “Decisions Are Made by Those Who Show Up”

    That’s an old saying that is frequently repeated by ideologues on the left to encourage their partisans to participate in the political process. However, a recent blogpost by population geneticist Razib Khan suggests it may turn out to be true in a way that leftwing partisans won’t like.
    Jon Guze, August 1, 2018
  • “The Tax-and-Spend Health-Care Solution”

    That’s the title of a WSJ opinion piece by economist John Cochrane. As he explains in the subtitle, “Honest subsidies beat cross-subsidies. They’d encourage competition and innovation.” Here’s an excerpt: Why is paying for health care such a mess in America? Why is it so hard to fix?…
    Jon Guze, July 30, 2018
  • “There’s no big there there.”

    That’s a excerpt from a text message sent by disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok to his lover Lisa Page. When Strzok was asked about its meaning at a House committee meeting on July 12th, he refused to answer. The following day, however, Page did answer the question, and,…
    Jon Guze, July 26, 2018
  • 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