Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes
Free Speech and the Living Constitution
Published by: NYU Press
278 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in
- ISBN: 9780814766224
- Published: September 1993
"Persuasive. A welcome addition."
The Journal of Legal History
"A masterly exposition of the complex details of Holmes' Supreme Court work."
The Core Review
In this work, H.L. Pohlman calls for a new interpretation of Holmes as a moderate defender of free speech, and provides a window into Holmes' basic understanding of American constitutionalism. Pohlman argues that Holmes played a crucial role in the development of the idea that the Constitution is a living entity, an idea that differed radically from nineteenth-century antecedents.