Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 9)

  • “Kentucky Bourbon Warehouse Collapses, Spilling 9,000 Barrels of Whiskey”

    The title of the AP story says it all!…
    Jon Guze, June 23, 2018
  • In Case You Missed It

    Friday was the anniversary of an important but little known event. The Adam Smith Institute’s Madsen Pirie tells the story: Forty years ago, in 1978, 18 farmers from the village of Xiaogang in China, met at night in secret. They had seen subsistence and famine. Exhausted and…
    Jon Guze, June 17, 2018
  • US Supreme Court Will Rule Soon in Two Gerrymandering Cases

    Galen Druke provides a useful analysis at FiveThirtyEight: In the next few weeks — or even days! — extreme partisan gerrymandering may be rescued from legal purgatory. Is it constitutional or not? For years, we haven’t known. But by the end of the month, the U.S. Supreme…
    Jon Guze, June 15, 2018
  • Correcting Nancy MacLean, One Error at a Time

    In a recent blog post, David Bernstein provides an update on what he calls, “The biggest academic scandal of the year”: Duke University History Professor Nancy MacLean’s Democracy in Chains … posits that the late Nobel-winning prize economist James Buchanan, resentful of the Supreme Court’s racially egalitarian jurisprudence…
    Jon Guze, June 14, 2018
  • Important Criminal Law Legislation Passed by the NC Senate

    Last night the N.C. Senate passed an small but important piece of legislation. House Bill 379, which was presented as a proposed committee substitute by Andy Wells (R-42), includes three provisions. One of them requires North Carolina state agencies, boards, and commissions to provide the General Assembly with a…
    Jon Guze, June 12, 2018
  • Setting the Record Straight About the 2016 Election

    Writing at Quillette, Musa Al-Gharbi corrects some common misconceptions: Following Election 2016’s “shocking” finale, many in academic and journalistic circles have seemed less interested in dispassionately analyzing why Trump won than finding excuses for why Hillary lost. As far…
    Jon Guze, June 11, 2018
  • “Human reactions to rape culture and queer performativity at urban dog parks in Portland, Oregon”

    In what is apparently not a hoax, “a journal of feminist geography” called Gender, Place & Culture recently published a paper with the title that appears above. From the abstract: This article addresses questions in human geography and the geographies of sexuality by drawing upon one year of embedded in…
    Jon Guze, June 11, 2018
  • North Carolina’s Incarceration Rate Remains Comparatively Low

    The Vera Institute has just released a report compiling national prison data for 2017. The report shows that 36,454 people were imprisoned in North Carolina in 2017, 1% more than in 2016. At 355/100,000, North Carolina’s incarceration rate remained signifcantly lower than the national average, which was 457/100,000.
    Jon Guze, June 7, 2018