What Courts Are (and Are Not) For

What Courts Are (And Are Not) For The Court’s attempt to extend its purview has actually limited its ability to exercise its proper authority. The American Conservative SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 | 12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN Anyone contemplating the performance of America’s judiciary over the last seventy years would gain the impression that American courts are […]

Justice Ginsburg’s Death and the Future of the Supreme Court

Justice Ginsburg’s Death And The Future Of The Supreme Court The death of the 87 year old associate justice has already stimulated predictable but unenlightening reactions. TheAmericanConservative SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 | 12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN While all concede her grit in clinging to power in the face of physical adversity, this is not a quality […]

The Secular Case for Abortion Restrictions

The Washington Examiner OPINION The secular case for abortion restrictions by George W. Liebmann | July 27, 2020 12:00 AM Chief Justice John Roberts’s controlling opinion in the recent Louisiana abortion case June Medical has been widely viewed as a setback for opponents of abortion as a constitutional right. But in fact, it paves the […]

Tracing the epidemic of allegations of sexual misconduct

Tracing the epidemic of allegations of sexual misconduct in today’s United States Regular Joe Biden Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times By George Liebmann – – Sunday, May 17, 2020 ANALYSIS/OPINION: The #MeToo movement, like the flash mobs greeting the Trump administration’s announcement of immigration restrictions, are examples of an “epidemic of ideas” — a […]

Why Not the Best

  Why Not the Best? Washington Times, April 30, 2020 by George W. Liebmann These suggestions regarding the selection of the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee come from what might be considered a suspicious source: a registered Republican.   To be sure, I have been unable to vote for my party’s nominee in the last four Presidential […]

Some Emergency Powers Need Congress’s OK

Some Emergency Powers Need Congress’s OK   by George W. Liebmann   Regarding the suggestion by David B. Rivkin ‘Jr. and Charles Stimson in “A Constitutional Guide to Emergency Powers” (op-ed, March 20) that • “widespread noncompliance with federal quarantines and travel bans promulgated under the Public Health Service Act may qualify as an insurrection.” […]

Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Robert Bork: Activist Twins

Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Robert Bork: Judicial Activist Twins

Trump Won’t Be the Last President of His Kind

The American Conservative, September 9, 2019   by George Liebmann It is fashionable for Americans and Europeans alike to think of Donald Trump as an aberration—a fluke thrown up by the obtuseness of an insulated ruling class for sponsoring an unattractive candidate like Hillary Clinton. Many believe that once the lessons of Trump are absorbed […]

The Filibuster: According to Robert Taft

The Filibuster, According to Robert Taft by George W. Liebmann Public congressional approval ratings have rarely been above 20% since 2012 and currently stand at 15.3%. This is a result of the manifest inability of the Senate to enact significant legislation by reason of the three-fifths cloture rule. Speaking of filibusters in 1946, the then […]

Epidemics of Ideas

Epidemics of Ideas By George Liebmann The greatest of American judges, Learned Hand, warned of Americans’ susceptibility to epidemics of ideas. His concerns about media concentration led him to impose public utility standards on the Associated Press in a famous antitrust case in recognition of the non-economic interests at stake. Judge Robert Bork and his […]