Two Little Words

The American Conservative 2020 Presidential Symposium George Liebmann Means are more important than ends in the politics of free countries. As a bookseller’s son I had no difficulty in the last election in deciding that I would not vote for Donald Trump. I supported Johnson. Trump identified concerns: opposing “liberal imperialism” and its attendant refugee […]

BLM: An Epidemic of Ideas

BLM: An Epidemic Of Ideas Organized crime benefits from the chaos created by civil unrest, and politicians don’t seem eager to fight back. OCTOBER 14, 2020|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN Theamericanconservative.com Judge Learned Hand referred to America’s vulnerability to ‘epidemics of ideas’ which sweep the land when sufficient people find a cause to profit by. Black […]

What Affirmative Action Should Look Like

• Subscribe • Special Issue • Kindle Edition DONATE What Affirmative Action Should Look Like As the issue returns to the Supreme Court, it’s worth considering policies that might actually benefit capable but disadvantaged students. (By michaeljung/Shutterstock) OCTOBER 7, 2020 | 12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN The New York Times, mingling its editorial and news pages […]

What Courts Are (and Are Not) For

What Courts Are (And Are Not) For The Court’s attempt to extend its purview has actually limited its ability to exercise its proper authority. The American Conservative SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 | 12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN Anyone contemplating the performance of America’s judiciary over the last seventy years would gain the impression that American courts are […]

Justice Ginsburg’s Death and the Future of the Supreme Court

Justice Ginsburg’s Death And The Future Of The Supreme Court The death of the 87 year old associate justice has already stimulated predictable but unenlightening reactions. TheAmericanConservative SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 | 12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN While all concede her grit in clinging to power in the face of physical adversity, this is not a quality […]

Trump and Biden: Two Profiles in Cowardice on Marijuana

OPINION Trump and Biden: Two profiles in cowardice on marijuana NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | SEP 17, 2020 AT 5:00 AM .. Since the beginnings of the drug war, national policy on marijuana has been essentially frozen. Marijuana has been classified with the most dangerous drugs, without foundation in careful studies of the substance. The […]

Opposition to ‘Diploma Privilege’ for Law School Graduates; Defense of Bar Exam Requirement

August 24, 2020 To the Judges of the Court of Appeals I write to vigorously oppose the proposal for so-called “Diploma Privilege” for admission to the Bar now before the Court. I have been a member of the Maryland Bar for 56 years and have been President of the Library Company of the Baltimore Bar […]

Fifty Years of Moralistic Rhetoric

The Washington Times Examining fifty years of moralistic rhetoric surrounding America’s civil rights acts Supporters of BLM need to take heed of the lessons preached by the critics of 1968 By George W. Liebmann – – Wednesday, August 19, 2020 It is useful to review what contemporary critics of the 1968 Black and student disturbances […]

Is America Losing Another Generation?

The Washington Times HOMEOPINIONCOMMENTARY With current rioting and protests, is America losing another generation? By George W. Liebmann – – Tuesday, August 4, 2020 After the violence of the late 1960s, there was a bipartisan Thermidor. National drug legislation was initiated, the product of a “bidding war” among Robert Kennedy, Richard Nixon and Nelson Rockefeller. […]

The Secular Case for Abortion Restrictions

The Washington Examiner OPINION The secular case for abortion restrictions by George W. Liebmann | July 27, 2020 12:00 AM Chief Justice John Roberts’s controlling opinion in the recent Louisiana abortion case June Medical has been widely viewed as a setback for opponents of abortion as a constitutional right. But in fact, it paves the […]