The State of the Parties

The state of the parties By George W. Liebmann Baltimore Sun Online AUGUST 21, 2015, 10:17 AM Twenty–five years ago, an eminent legal scholar, the late Philip Kurland, suggested that the tone of American politics was  reminiscent of that in inter-war continental Europe. Democrats devote themselves to appeals on lines of race, gender, and nationality. […]

Political Pitfalls and Dreadful Demographics: Israel and Palestine

Political Pitfalls and Dreadful Demographics Achieving a lasting peace between the Israelis and Palestinians will require, among other things, two moves that should have been made long ago. July 15, 2003 by George W. Liebmann Two important causes of the continuing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians do not receive sufficient attention. The first is […]

Restoring the Domain of Politics

Liebmann and Shively,P.A.:Local Government and Education Law Home Hamdan and the Law Federalism and Criminal Law Creating Community in Planned Communities (Conference) Common Law Tradition: A Collective Portrait (On-line Lecture) Review of Victor Klemperer, The Lesser Evil: Diaries 1945-1969 Review of Sarah Binder, Stalemate: The Causes and Consequences of Legislative Gridlock Review of Gabriel Schoenfeld, […]

Liberals Who Are Not Liberal

Liebmann and Shively,P.A.:Local Government and Education Law Home Hamdan and the Law Federalism and Criminal Law Creating Community in Planned Communities (Conference) Common Law Tradition: A Collective Portrait (On-line Lecture) Review of Victor Klemperer, The Lesser Evil: Diaries 1945-1969 Review of Sarah Binder, Stalemate: The Causes and Consequences of Legislative Gridlock Review of Gabriel Schoenfeld, […]

Baltimore’s Problems–And the Nation’s

Baltimore’s Problems–And the Nation’s by George W. Liebmann According to the President and the media, the disturbances here are the product of gratuitous police brutality, the elimination of which is “the great civil rights cause of our generation.” This agenda is one with which the civil rights establishment is comfortable. But, as Arthur Schlesinger pointed […]

Fragmented Families

“Confirm Thy Soul in Self-Control, Thy Liberty in Law” from M. Pearlstein (ed.), Fragmented Families and Silence of the Faithful (2015) By George W. Liebmann In addressing the problems presented by fragmented families, religious institutions must first strengthen themselves. There was a time when the ministry was considered one of the three great learned professions, […]

The Feds, the States, and the Controlled Substances Act

The Feds, the States and the Controlled Substances Act How exactly is Colorado undermining federal law? Nothing requires a state to make marijuana illegal. Wall Street Journal January 12, 2015   To the Editor: Maryland, under Gov. Albert Ritchie, steadfastly refused to prohibit alcohol sales throughout Prohibition, and Al Smith’s New York repealed its prohibition […]

The King of Pop Issues

O’Malley’s latest ‘pop’ issue – baltimoresun.com Maryland’s governor has proposed that undocumented child immigrants should be placed in foster care By George W. Liebmann 1:31 p.m. EDT, August 6, 2014 O’Malley takes on another ‘pop’ issue [Commentary] Gov. Martin O’Malley, a presidential hopeful, has taken on yet another “pop issue,” proposing that we provide foster […]

Brief Book Regulation Primer

  Letters Brief Book-Price Regulation Primer This latest adventure isn’t directed against exclusionary practices but fosters concentration in publishing and distribution and is contrary to the public interest.   June 4, 2014 2:25 p.m. ET Regarding L. Gordon Crovitz’s “The Antitrust Book Boomerang” (Information Age, June 2) and Holman Jenkins’s “Washington vs. Books” (Business World, […]

Intellectual Complacency and Arrogance

17 Green Bag 2nd 12 (Autumn 2013) INTELLECTUAL COMPLACENCY AND INTOLERANCE To the Bag: I am certain, or at least hopeful, that I am not the only one of your readers to be astounded by the propositions put forward in your Summer issue by Suzanna Sherry and her academic admirers. The danger of judicial review […]