• John Locke Update

    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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    Having Their Cake…and Punishing Bakers Too

    posted December 7, 2017 by Jon Guze
    On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case that will determine whether Colorado and other states…
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    The Scientific Method and Its Enemies

    posted November 30, 2017 by Jon Guze
    These days, if Karl Popper is remembered at all, he is usually remembered for The Open Society and Its Enemies—his blistering two-volume attack on the philosophical foundations of Fascism…
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    Your Cheatin’ Heart Will Tell on You (and May Land You in Court)

    posted September 6, 2017 by Jon Guze
    The traditional common law torts of alienation of affection (depriving a married person of a spouse’s “love, society, companionship and comfort”) and criminal conversation (engaging in sexual relations with a…

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