• John Locke Update

    The Ongoing Crisis in Forensic Science

    posted April 26, 2018 by Jon Guze
    A series of recent scandals involving forensic evidence in North Carolina have placed hundreds of convictions in doubt and undermined public and judicial confidence in forensic science.
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    Asset Forfeiture Reform Legislation Advances in States

    posted March 28, 2018 by Jon Guze
    For many years, it was generally accepted that two features of North Carolina’s asset forfeiture regime made it the best in the country. First, under our criminal forfeiture…
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    Side-Hustle Government: Here, There, and Everywhere

    posted March 14, 2018 by Jon Guze
    As Carolina Journal readers know, North Carolina Republicans have raised objections to Gov. Cooper’s Atlantic Cost Pipeline fund. One of their objections is that Cooper effectively forced the pipeline…
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    A First-Rate Debate of the Second Amendment

    posted March 1, 2018 by Jon Guze
    I’ve written previously about the wonderful symposium called “Heller After Ten Years” that took place at Campbell Law School earlier this month. The event, which was organized by…
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    Asset Forfeiture: News We Can Use

    posted January 31, 2018 by Jon Guze
    Civil asset forfeiture is inherently unjust, as I’ve explained many times in the past (here, here, here, here, here, here, and here). Why?…
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    Is the North Carolina Courts System Broken?

    posted January 25, 2018 by Jon Guze
    Some members of the General Assembly seem to think so. Twice in December, and twice again this month, the Senate Select Committee on Judicial Reform and Redistricting has…
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    “Don’t Be Evil”: Google’s Ironic Corporate Motto

    posted January 16, 2018 by Jon Guze
    Last summer, Google fired a software engineer named James Damore for posting a controversial memo on an in-house message board. Last week, Damore and another former Google employee filed a…

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