Justice Kagan’s Apostasy

The American Conservative Justice Kagan’s Apostasy The judiciary abdicates its duty when it tolerates broad-ranging executive “emergency powers.” George Liebmann Aug 2, 2023 12:01 AM Supreme Court–watchers who try to see beyond the moment have frequently perceived Justice Elena Kagan as a future chief justice. She comes from a family of civil servants and is […]

A Built-In Solution to America’s Housing Shortage

The American Conservative A Built-In Solution to America’s Housing Shortage Easing restrictions on accessory apartments will allow us to maximize the housing stock we already have. George Liebmann Jul 21, 2023 12:01 AM Thirty-three years ago, I published an article urging states and localities to relax zoning restrictions on accessory apartments and home occupations. After […]

On Centralized and De-Centralized Federal Courts

On Centralized and De-Centralized Federal Courts Constitutional litigation should be more rare, and should involved fully developed and not assumed facts. George Liebmann,TheAmericanConservativeOnline Jul 20, 2023 12:01 AM Today’s discourse about legal issues is characterized by two phenomena: partisan polarization and indifference to history. Recent comments on the decision of Judge Terry Doughty in the […]

Dobbs Comes to Maryland

Dobbs Comes to Maryland The state and localities are wrestling with post-Roe realities. George Liebmann The AmericanConservativeOnlineJul 5, 2023 12:01 AM The Dobbs decision brought an end to the federal regime of abortion-on-demand, with only a vague “mental health” standard previously limiting third-trimester abortions. Abortions are no longer available with certainty. The screams that the […]

Maryland’s Ill-Considered Jobs Program

Maryland’s Ill-Considered Jobs Program Maryland’s urban youth desperately need opportunities, and Governor Moore’s new program doesn’t deliver. George Liebmann,thyeamericanconservativeonline Apr 4, 2023 12:01 AM With great fanfare and much-sought national publicity, Governor Wes Moore of Maryland has unveiled a “a year of service” program for high school graduates. It amounts to a token program whose […]

State constitutional abortion amendment a political mobilizing device for Dems

Why are Maryland Dems so jubilant about expanding abortion access? | READER COMMENTARY For The Baltimore Sun • Feb 16, 2023 at 11:10 am by George Liebmann State constitutional abortion amendment a ‘political mobilizing device’ for Dems Maryland has a liberal abortion law, unaffected by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s […]

An End to Levelling Down

The American Conservative Online An End to Leveling Down Many well-intentioned people defend the affirmative action regime despite its visible consequences. George Liebmann Feb 1, 2023 12:01 AM The affirmative action cases pending before the Supreme Court will undoubtedly produce an uproar—before and after the court’s decision—comparable to that accompanying the Dobbs abortion case. The […]

The Tafts- Book announcement

Book Announcement- Amazon.com The Tafts by George W. Liebmann | Feb 26, 2023 Hardcover $28.95 Pre-order Price Guarantee. FREE delivery This title has not yet been released.

Welfare Reform and Dobbs

Welfare Reform and Dobbs The landscape of government welfare has changed since the historic decision. George Liebmann, TheAmericanConservativeOnline, December 17, 2022 Dec 17, 2022 Some glib “liberal” writers are wont to proclaim of the “culture wars”: “They’re over! We won!” However, there are major intellectual and political developments that suggest that, as in the English […]

Republican Modifications to a Democratic Agenda

Congressional compromise: Republican modifications to a Democratic agenda could satisfy all | GUEST COMMENTARY By George Liebmann For The Baltimore Sun • Nov 21, 2022 at 10:58 am A simplistic Democratic wish list at the federal level would include: An assault weapons ban; Marijuana legalization; Amnesty for illegal residents of long standing; A $15 minimum […]