Here’s How Ketanji Brown Jackson should prepare to join the U.S.Supreme Court

Here’s how Ketanji Brown Jackson should prepare to join the U.S. Supreme Court | READER COMMENTARY For The Baltimore Sun • Apr 10, 2022 at 10:34 am by George Liebmann The recent hearings on the nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson, since confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, fall into the middle ground on measurements of […]

Working With Biden on Build Back Better

Working With Biden On Build Back Better Salvageable parts of Biden’s program should be enacted as free-standing bills. TheAmericanConservativeOnline JANUARY 19, 2022|1:00 PM GEORGE LIEBMANN Biden’s Build Back Better was originally promoted as a Keynesian effort to restore the economy after Covid-19; inflation has undercut that justification. The bill’s revenue provisions carefully forswear the imposition […]

Last Stand of the Court Packers

Last Stand Of The Court Packers The nation’s political centralizers find themselves distressed in an age in which there is increasing demand for decentralization. JANUARY 4, 2022|TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN The hysteria of such as E.J. Dionne, Linda Greenhouse, and Laurence Tribe about an assertedly partisan and conservative Supreme Court is amusing to observe. I recall […]

Book Announcement- Vox Clamantis In Deserto

VOX CLAMANTIS IN DESERTO by George W. Liebmann This is a collection of 110 short ‘op-ed’ articles written over a 25-year period encompassing the unfortunate Clinton, Bush Jr., Obama and Trump administrations; included are a few longer pieces on welfare, reapportionment, Palestine, and civil rights ‘consent decrees.’ This collection is followed by book reviews of […]

Dobbs v. Jackson: An Easy Opinion

Dobbs V. Jackson: An Easy Opinion The rejection of a “compelling state interest” test will remove abortion from national politics. DECEMBER 1, 2021|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN Asimple Baltimore lawyer here tenders a short opinion to dispose of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the abortion case from Mississippi in oral arguments before the Supreme Court […]

Our Unrestrained Attorney General

Our Unrestrained Attorney General Merrick Garland has done nothing to show himself to be the moderator of partisanship some hoped he might be. NOVEMBER 23, 2021 | 12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN When Merrick Garland was appointed attorney general, there was a widespread belief that as a person acclaimed as a “moderate,” he would be a […]

Another 1973 Abortion Ruling–Doe,not Roe–is at the heart of next month’s Supreme Court Case

Another 1973 abortion ruling — ‘Doe,’ not ‘Roe’ — is at the heart of next month’s Supreme Court Case | GUEST COMMENTARY By GEORGE W. LIEBMANN FOR THE BALTIMORE SUN | NOV 02, 2021 AT 1:48 PM On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a high-profile Texas case that blocks most abortions in […]

Budget Reconciliation and the End of Liberalism

Budget Reconciliation And The End Of Liberalism The budget process, and legislation in general, now functions by fostering clientelism, allocating alms to special interest groups. TheAmericanConservativeOnline, OCTOBER 13, 2021|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN The current budget reconciliation bill is a travesty of what was intended when Congress enacted the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, in the […]

They Have Eyes With Which To Read And Readeth Not

They Have Eyes With Which To Read But Readeth Not One has the impression that research by today’s government lawyers consists of tapping keywords into databases compiled since 1992. TheAmericanConservativeOnline SEPTEMBER 24, 2021 They Have Eyes With Which To Read But Readeth Not One has the impression that research by today’s government lawyers consists of […]

The End of Doe v. Bolton and the End of Roe

The End Of Doe V. Bolton And The End Of Roe If the abortion decisions fall, a great deal of other judicial activism might fall with them. SEPTEMBER 16, 2021|12:01 AM,TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN For a long time, I thought that whatever changes took place on the Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade would not be overruled […]