• John Locke Update

    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…
  • John Locke Update

    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…
  • Press Release

    Attacks on Donor Privacy are Attacks on Free Expression

    posted June 4, 2020
    The constitutional right for Americans to freely express our views is under attack from laws that require nonprofit organizations to subject their donors to public scrutiny. North Carolina lawmakers should…
  • John Locke Update

    New Media + New Laws = New Problems

    posted June 27, 2017 by Jon Guze
    In a previous Legal Update, I discussed four cases in which the North Carolina appellate courts had struggled with “the problem of how to prevent people from abusing the…
  • John Locke Update

    Flag Burning: A Matter of Property Rights

    posted December 1, 2016 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    To agree with others is not a problem in any society; it is the right to disagree that is crucial. It is the institution of private property that protects and implements the…
  • John Locke Update

    New Media, New Laws, New Problems

    posted December 17, 2015 by Jon Guze
    View in your browser. Americans have been quite creative about finding novel ways to use — and abuse — the new communications media that…

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