George W. Liebmann


September 17, 2006|By Jill Rosen | Jill Rosen,SUN REPORTER

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Represented Mount Vernon-area residents who challenged the Archdiocese of Baltimore's demolition of the Rochambeau, a 100-year-old apartment building at North Charles and West Franklin streets in Baltimore.


Lawyer with Liebmann and Shively. Also executive director of the Calvert Institute for Policy Research. Author of eight nonfiction books, most recently The Common Law Tradition: A Collective Portrait of Five Legal Scholars.

Career highlights

Came to Baltimore in 1963 as law clerk to Court of Appeals Chief Judge Frederick W. Brune. Organized the Coalition Against the SST (Supersonic Transport) in 1969. In 1970, he successfully argued Dandridge v. Williams, a Supreme Court case on federalism and welfare reform. Prepared the initial draft of the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Law in 1984. Unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 1998.


Lives in Mount Vernon, not far from the Rochambeau, with his wife of 39 years, the former Anne-Lise Grimstad; three grown children. Grew up in Manhattan, where his father was a bookseller and archivist; graduated from Dartmouth College and the University of Chicago, where he was managing editor of the law review.


"To quote a mentor, the late Philip Kurland, `Equality and consistency are still fundamental objectives of a legal structure. Democratic society cannot survive if these elements of the rule of law are rejected.'"

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