The great dissent how Oliver Wendell Holmes changed his mind-- and changed the history of free speech in America by Thomas Healy

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  • Trials (Anarchy),
  • Trials, litigation,
  • Freedom of speech,
  • History

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Based on newly discovered letters and memos, this riveting scholarly history of the conservative justice who became a free-speech advocate and established the modern understanding of the First Amendment reconstructs his journey from free-speech skeptic to First Amendment hero.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-308) and index.

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StatementThomas Healy
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LC ClassificationsKF224.A34 H43 2013
The Physical Object
Pagination322 pages
Number of Pages322
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26887686M
ISBN 100805094563
ISBN 109780805094565
LC Control Number2012047539
OCLC/WorldCa811597495

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Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. is known as the Great Dissenter because of his notable dissents as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, yet he did not generally like to dissent. He would sometimes return an opinion from another justice with a note saying that although he disagreed with his colleague on the issue he would not say so publicly.

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The Great Dissent examines how from his implacable opposition to liberalism Newman developed a sweeping critique of modern values only rivaled in breadth and scorn by that of Nietzsche.

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Since the late great Justice Holmes died, inhe has been the subject of eight books and 47 major articles. The latest is the most romantic — a fictionalized biography by Catherine Drinker Bowen, co-author with Barbara Von Meek of Beloved Friend (TIME, Feb. 1, ), fictionalized biography of the Russian composer Peter Tchaikovsky.

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The law, the author's narrative demonstrates, is not always a rational. The first such “great dissent,” for Urofsky, was that of Justice Stephen Field in The Slaughter House Cases (), a challenge to a New Orleans regulation of.

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The United States has the broadest definition of free speech in the developed. For a book about constitutional history and especially for a book about Oliver Wendell Holmes written by a professor of constitutional law, The Great Dissent is an unlikely page-turner.

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Yet well into the twentieth century, that freedom was still an unfulfilled promise, with Americans regularly imprisoned merely for speaking out against government policies.

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The Supreme Court has interpreted the meaning of the. This book provides a striking and lively reading of John Henry Newman in light, not of his role as autobiographer and prose stylist, but of his beliefs.

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That Harlan not Holmes was ""the Great Dissenter"" is averred by Mr. Latham and underscored by Yale law professor Fred Rodell in the Foreword; that this Kentucky slaveholder, critic of the Emancipation Proclamation and foe of the Fourteenth Amendment dissented most majestically in favor of Negro rights gives him a unique interest.

""Let it be said that I am right rather than. The Great Dissenters. By Binyamin Appelbaum January 9, am January 9, am. My article about Jeffrey Lacker on Wednesday mentions that he is the third member of the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee to dissent at least eight times in a single year.

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