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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.: Lives and Legacies
G. Edward White (au)
Known as the “Great Dissenter,” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. wrote some of the most eloquent opinions in the history of the U.S. Supreme Court. A brilliant legal mind who served on the high court into his nineties, Holmes was responsible for some of the most important judicial opinions of the 20th century. This superb short biography focuses on Holmes’s remarkable 30-year service as a Supreme Court Justice, beginning in 1902 Details his most significant cases, which limited working hours, set a mandatory minimum wage, protected women’s rights, legalized labor unions, & defined freedom of speech. These decisions -- as well as his landmark treatise “The Common Law” -- are highly regarded to this day. “An ideal intro. to a towering figure in American law.”
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