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Holmes, Oliver Wendell Jr. (the Great Dissenter)

Born: 1841 AD
Died: 1935 AD, at 93 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Jurist

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US Jurist

 

 

fought in Civil War 1861-1864 and wounded at battles of Ball's Bluff 1861, Antietam 1862, Fredericksburg 1863

 

admitted to Massachusetts bar 1867

 

partner in law firm Shattuck, Holmes and Munroe 1873-1882

 

wrote "The Common Law" 1881

 

associate justice of Massachusetts supreme court 1882-1899

 

chief justice of Massachusetts supreme court 1899-1902

 

Supreme Court justice 1902-1932

 

wrote decisions for Schenck v. US 1919 (9-0, free speech that poses "clear and present danger" can be curtailed), Buck v. Bell 1927 (8-1, states can sterilize mentally retarded people without their consent)

 

son of Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

 

 


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