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. […]

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, […]

A Tale of Two Attorneys General

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, […]

On Riots, Lawyers, and Police

REMARKS OF GEORGE W. LIEBMANN, PRESIDENT OF THE LIBRARY COMPANY OF THE BALTIMORE BAR, ON THE OCCASION OF THE CELEBRATION OF ITS 175TH ANNIVERSARY, JUNE 24, 2015. This is a delayed celebration. By your presence here, you affirm that lawyers and judges also have rights of peaceable assembly. I would hope that never again will […]

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 […]

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 […]

Time for ‘Bottom Up’ Education Reform

Time for ‘Bottom-Up’ Education Reform by George W. Liebmann The renewed clamor for postponement of ‘common core’ testing provides further evidence of the failure of ‘top-down’ reform in Maryland public schools. Who can forget MSPAP, the State Board’s high stakes tests for graduation, and the procrastination in fulfilling the ‘Race to the Top’ promise that […]

Property Tax Incentives for Business–Another Folly

A Worthy Report on Property Tax Incentives for Business The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy has issued an exceptionally valuable report on state and local misuse of property tax incentives for economic development. Its authors are Daphne A. Kenyon, Adam H. Langley, and Bethany P. Paquin. Ms Kenyon is well known as the principal author […]

More Pension Follies

More Pension Follies With great fanfare, Governor O’Malley announced his 2014-15 budget. Three thick budget volumes were released. Nowhere in these volumes (with one minor exception) are any of the pertinent data concerning Maryland’s pension and employee health obligations disclosed. The re-design of Maryland’s budget documents carried out by the present budget secretary, Eloise Foster, […]