Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.


Born
in Boston, Massachusetts, The United States
March 08, 1841

Died
March 06, 1935

Genre
Law


Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. was an American jurist who served on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932. Noted for his long service, his concise and pithy opinions, and his deference to the decisions of elected legislatures, he is one of the most widely cited United States Supreme Court justices in history, particularly for his "clear and present danger" majority opinion in the 1919 case of Schenck v. United States, as well as one of the most influential American common-law judges.

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The Common Law

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The Path of the Law (Little...

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The Essential Holmes: Selec...

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The Path of the Law and The...

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The Fundamental Holmes: A F...

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The Mind and Faith of Justi...

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The Collected Legal Papers

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Holmes-Pollock Letters: The...

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Holmes and Frankfurter: The...

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The Collected Works of Just...

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