Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

Free Speech and the Living Constitution

by H. L. Pohlman

Published by: NYU Press

278 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780814766224
  • Published: September 1993

$25.00

BUY

"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.

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