The Supreme Court’s Historical Forgetfulness

The Supreme Court’s Historical Forgetfulness The decision to end the eviction moratorium might have been made based on precedent rather than concerns of the moment. TheAmericanConservativeOnline SEPTEMBER 3, 2021|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN The Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Alabama Association of Realtors case, summarily holding invalid the Biden administration’s effort to extend a federal […]

The Decline and Fall of New York Democracy

The Decline And Fall Of New York Democracy Cuomo is only one more chapter in a long and depressing story. TheAmericanConservativeOnline,AUGUST 20, 2021|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN The recent ignominious departure from office of Andrew Cuomo is the latest act in New York’s sad saga of political decline. Cuomo fell because of his private life, such […]

Restrictions on Baltimore Police, Prosecutors Allow Criminal Underworld to Flourish

Restrictions on Baltimore police, prosecutors allow criminal ‘underworld’ to flourish | COMMENTARY By GEORGE LIEBMANN FOR THE BALTIMORE SUN | AUG 14, 2021 AT 6:42 AM The Sun has recently reported the quarterly self-congratulatory ceremony before Judge James Bredar in which the sponsors of and financial and reputational beneficiaries of the Baltimore police consent decree […]

Covid and the Individual: What Should Have Been Said

Covid And The Individual: What Should Have Been Said Public health authorities could have helped normal people decide what they could do for themselves to prepare for the pandemic. AUGUST 12, 2021|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN What follows bears no resemblance to the advice tendered in the last year by Dr. Anthony Fauci, Governor Andrew Cuomo, […]

Biden and Sanctions: Relief at Last?

Biden And Sanctions: Relief At Last? A cooperative strategy would be far more likely to topple totalitarian regimes than outdated and counterproductive sanctions. JULY 20, 2021 TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN The Biden State Department has announced that it is undertaking a long-overdue review of American sanctions policy. This is to be welcomed, but there are obvious […]

The Decline of a Polity: Maryland 1960-2020

The Decline Of A Polity: Maryland 1960-2020 Well-intentioned democratization reforms wreaked havoc on the small state. JULY 7, 2021|12:01 AM,TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN The last 60 years have seen drastic changes in Maryland government. Many may feel that these changes are egalitarian and for the better. But even from the point of view of social or […]

Joe Biden: An American Mitterand?

Joe Biden: An American Mitterrand? The president may want to try to be, but he’ll be hindered by his party and his personnel. JULY 5, 2021|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN,TheAmericanConservativeOnline The career of Francois Mitterrand has bemused many biographers. A political chameleon, he was noted for his progress from a functionary of Vichy France and at […]

On Booksellers and Fair Trade

On Booksellers And ‘Fair Trade’ Against the monopoly of Amazon, a free marketplace for books may mean coordination of resale pricing. JUNE 24, 2021, TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN Recent issues of TAC have contained lamentations about the disappearance of independent booksellers and Amazon’s near-emerging monopoly on bookselling, with its cancellation of works praising Justice Clarence Thomas […]

Biden’s Education Schemes Foreclose Sensible Reforms

Biden’s Education Schemes Foreclose Sensible Reforms The need to improve our schools is obvious, as are many of the real solutions. JUNE 23, 2021,TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN President Joe Biden’s education proposals are not fiscally modest. Two new years of free preschooling, staffed by unionized teachers. Free community colleges, for another year or two. Massive forgiveness […]

Abortive Motion to Strike Proposed Section 213.10 of Model Penal Code

Model Penal Code: Sexual Assault and Related Offenses Tentative Draft No. 5 Motion to Strike in Its Entirety Section 213.10 Affirmative Defense of Explicit Prior Permission Submitted by George W. Liebmann This defense is a novelty; it would be grossly inappropriate in a Restatement and is no less so in a Model Penal Code if […]