×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes
     

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

by H. L. Pohlman
 

"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

Overview

"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.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Argues that Holmes (1841-1935), through a legal career that culminated at the US Supreme Court, consistently adhered to a constitutional theory that made him a moderate defender of free speech. Also shows how he was among the first to believe that the US Constitution had to evolve in accordance with changing values. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814766224
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
09/01/1993
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 8.50(d)

Meet the Author

H. L. Pohlman is Associate Professor at Dickinson College and author of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and Utilitarian Jurisprudence.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews