On August 11, 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt announced the recess appointment of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. to the United States Supreme Court after accepting Justice Gray’s resignation.
See President Roosevelt’s letter to Justice Gray at http://goo.gl/S5ZtnF. To learn about Justice Holmes listen to the Supreme Court Historical Society’s panel discussion– Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. and the Civil War. The panel members discuss his service in the Union Army, as well as his work on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the United States Supreme Court– http://goo.gl/U9GaFH. Also, Thomas Healy, who wrote The Great Dissent, has spoken in great depth about Holmes’ enormous impact on free speech in America. Listen to an interview with him at http://bit.ly/1P2hdAB. Notably, Holmes wrote the majority opinion in the landmark decision Schenck v. United States. Learn more at http://goo.gl/ZmcSle.