Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr.  (1841 – 1935)
American Jurist. Born in Boston, Massachusetts. U.S. Supreme Court Justice 1902-1932. Known as "The Great Dissenter" because of the exceptional legal reasoning in his decisions. As Justice, he insisted that the court look at the facts in a changing society; that the law should develop along with the society it serves. He promulgated the "clear and present danger" test for freedom of speech.

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letter from 296 Beacon Street (October 12, 1898) Oliver Wendell Holmes
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