On This Date in Legal History

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.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

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.

About Tina Nelson
Tina Nelson

Tina Nelson is an attorney and mom. She created the LAWSUIT™ board game to teach her three children about the law. The game was an instant success. Copyrights and a patent were obtained, and Professional Games, Inc. was born. Professional Games, Inc. created this blog to educate and keep its friends and customers regularly updated about our American legal system.
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