• John Locke Update

    Preventing eminent domain abuse in North Carolina

    posted July 30, 2020 by Jon Guze
    The John Locke Foundation and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice recently filed a joint amicus or “friend of the court” brief in support of a Wake County…
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    The Open Society and Its (New) Enemies, Part 2

    posted July 23, 2020 by Jon Guze
    Why would two professors want to retract a paper that had no apparent methodological, mathematical, or interpretative errors?  The answer, as described in part one, is “cancel culture.” In…
  • John Locke Update

     The Open Society and Its (New) Enemies, Part 1

    posted July 22, 2020 by Jon Guze
    Karl Popper wrote The Open Society and Its Enemies during the Second World War in an attempt to explain and refute the totalitarian ideologies that had delivered Europe into the…
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    Legislating “cancel culture” misses the point

    posted July 20, 2020 by Dominic Coletti
    In a City Journal article titled “Pushing Back on Cancel Culture,” law professors Robert Delahunty and John Yoo argue that Congress should extend civil rights protections to speech to…
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    Time to amend the Emergency Management Act

    posted May 21, 2020 by Jon Guze
    In a recent opinion piece, I complained that Gov. Cooper’s statewide lockdown orders have been worse than useless. On the one hand, a growing body of empirical evidence shows…
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    More thoughts about correctional institutions and COVID-19

    posted April 23, 2020 by Jon Guze
    As I noted in a previous research brief, COVID-19 presents many difficult challenges for North Carolina’s criminal justice system. How can we prevent the disease from running rampant in…

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