The Alaska Lady, The Gray Lady, And Libel

The Alaska Lady, The Gray Lady, And Libel Sarah Palin’s claim against the New York Times was reasonable, and the behavior of the trial judge, Jed Rakoff, was outrageous. TheAmericanConservativeOnline MARCH 25, 2022|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is not generally noted for her contributions to civil discourse, so the recent defeat […]

How Biden Should Choose A New Justice

How Biden Should Choose A New Justice We want on the bench persons aware of “the crooked timber of humanity,” not dependable ideologues. FEBRUARY 3, 2022|12:01 AM, TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN The Biden administration’s promise about the identity of its forthcoming Supreme Court nominee shows disbelief in Justice Felix Frankfurter’s proposition that “as judges, we are […]

Letter Overstates Education Rights

Baltimore Sun, January 24,2022 Letter overstates education rights As a friend and admirer of Judge Joseph H.H. Kaplan, I regret that his death should have provided an occasion for special pleading by two education activists, Bebe Verdery and Kalman Hettleman, who know better (“Recalling Judge Kaplan’s big impact on public schools,” Jan. 11). While Judge […]

An Education Agenda For Goernor Youngkin

An Education Agenda For Gov. Youngkin These reforms would ensure that each public school is a true community school, not a bureaucratic outpost hostile to parents’ opinions or community input. TheAmericanConservativeOnline,JANUARY 13, 2022|1:00 PM GEORGE LIEBMANN Most analyses of the Virginia gubernatorial election conclude it turned on Terry McAuliffe’s denial of parental rights and the […]

Last Stand of the Court Packers

Last Stand Of The Court Packers The nation’s political centralizers find themselves distressed in an age in which there is increasing demand for decentralization. JANUARY 4, 2022|TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN The hysteria of such as E.J. Dionne, Linda Greenhouse, and Laurence Tribe about an assertedly partisan and conservative Supreme Court is amusing to observe. I recall […]

Book Announcement- Vox Clamantis In Deserto

VOX CLAMANTIS IN DESERTO by George W. Liebmann This is a collection of 110 short ‘op-ed’ articles written over a 25-year period encompassing the unfortunate Clinton, Bush Jr., Obama and Trump administrations; included are a few longer pieces on welfare, reapportionment, Palestine, and civil rights ‘consent decrees.’ This collection is followed by book reviews of […]

Dobbs v. Jackson: An Easy Opinion

Dobbs V. Jackson: An Easy Opinion The rejection of a “compelling state interest” test will remove abortion from national politics. DECEMBER 1, 2021|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN Asimple Baltimore lawyer here tenders a short opinion to dispose of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the abortion case from Mississippi in oral arguments before the Supreme Court […]

Our Unrestrained Attorney General

Our Unrestrained Attorney General Merrick Garland has done nothing to show himself to be the moderator of partisanship some hoped he might be. NOVEMBER 23, 2021 | 12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN When Merrick Garland was appointed attorney general, there was a widespread belief that as a person acclaimed as a “moderate,” he would be a […]

Another 1973 Abortion Ruling–Doe,not Roe–is at the heart of next month’s Supreme Court Case

Another 1973 abortion ruling — ‘Doe,’ not ‘Roe’ — is at the heart of next month’s Supreme Court Case | GUEST COMMENTARY By GEORGE W. LIEBMANN FOR THE BALTIMORE SUN | NOV 02, 2021 AT 1:48 PM On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a high-profile Texas case that blocks most abortions in […]

The Anti-Jeffersonian Party

The Anti-Jeffersonian Party The Democrats have abandoned populism and decentralization, and with them, the legacies of Jefferson and Jackson. OCTOBER 22, 2021. TheAmericanConservativeOnline|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN There was a time when the Democratic Party viewed itself as a somewhat populist party, and had the custom of sponsoring Jefferson-Jackson Day dinners. These are no more. The […]