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Justice Holmes on legal history

by James Willard Hurst

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  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Macmillan in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1841-1935.,
  • Law -- History.,
  • Law -- Philosophy.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementJames Willard Hurst.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF8745.H6 H87
    The Physical Object
    Pagination171 p. ;
    Number of Pages171
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5910317M
    LC Control Number64011763
    OCLC/WorldCa505064

    Frederic R. Kellogg's new book on the legal thought of Justice Holmes is one of the most useful studies I have ever read on the Justice's jurisprudential thought. Even if the reader cannot accept all the elements of Kellogg's thesis, his analysis is so rich in insights and incisive in 5/5(1).   Former Justice Antonin Scalia's originalism still dominates the Supreme Court, but it's refreshing to be reminded of Holmes's ideas, which shaped American legal thinking for more than half a century. VERDICT A winner from start to finish, this is a natural fit Brand: Tantor Media, Inc.

    (“Why are you reading Plato, Mr. Justice?” was the President’s genial opening.) That such a span of life should have been granted to a man so competent to use it is a rare event in the history of any nation. Holmes was born in in Boston, into a world that regarded itself as the intellectual and commercial center of the nation. “Justice Holmes: A New Path for American Jurisprudence” is chapter 2 of this larger work, setting the context and a framework for understanding Holmes’s justly famous lecture. Focusing strictly on Justice Holmes’s jurisprudential writings, the last of which was published in , it defends a new interpretation of his understanding of by: 1.

    Justice Holmes and the natural law. [Michael H Hoffheimer] Pre-Raphaelitism -- B. Spurious work. Book notices -- Appendix B. Translation of Holmes\'s Greek prize essay \/ Robert Stoddart -- Appendix C. Selection from the Apology of Socrates # Distinguished studies in American legal and constitutional history.\/span> \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0. The Common Law has changed a good deal since the beginning of our series of reports, and the search after a theory which may now be said to prevail is very much a study of tendencies. I believe that it will be instructive to go back to the early forms of liability, and to start from them. Origin of Legal Procedure in the Composition for Vengeance.


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Get this from a library. Justice Holmes on legal history. [James Willard Hurst] -- Interprets diverse writings of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, including outstanding Supreme Court opinions, as a contribution to the Common Law system.

Justice Holmes on Legal History Hardcover – by James Willard Hurst (Author) See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ $ Hardcover, — — $ Cited by: 3.

Discover the best Legal History in Best Sellers. Find the top most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. The imposing task of coordinating the diverse writings of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. into a coherent statement of legal philosophy is undertaken here. Although one of the nation's leading jurists, Holmes never paused in his long career to author a comprehensive jurisprudence &#; such as Justice Cardozo attempted in his Nature of the Judicial Process.

Nonetheless, the Supreme Court. There is a full chapter devoted to The Common Law, for instance, and throughout the book, there is astute commentary on Holmes's legal writings.

Indeed, White reveals that some of the themes that have dominated 20th-century American jurisprudence--including protection for free speech and the belief that "judges make the law"--originated in. Holmes achieved both ambitions, writing a book, “The Common Law,” that revolutionized legal thinking by arguing that judges made policy rather than simply applying the law, and that rather.

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes at the age of 21 as a captain in the Union Army during the Civil War in Holmes served throughout the conflict and was wounded three times.

(AP photo, used with permission from the Associated Press) Holmes did not begin his tenure as a First Amendment advocate. On the first Sunday in March ofabout people gathered in Langdell Hall at Harvard Law School to listen to a CBS Radio broadcast by Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., the ambitious, egotistical Civil War veteran and Harvard graduate (A.B.

LL.B. ) who pioneered the concept of legal realism. (shelved 2 times as legal-history) avg rating —ratings — published Want to Read saving. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. is among the most famous of the U.S.

Supreme Court justices. Born to a prominent Boston family, Holmes was wounded at the Civil War. By any measure, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., led a full and remarkable life. He was tall and exceptionally attractive, especially as he aged, with piercing eyes, a shock of white hair, and prominent moustache.

He was the son of a famous father (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., renowned for "The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table"), a thrice-wounded veteran of the Civil War, a Harvard-educated member of. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

- The Common Law: In –81 Holmes was invited to lecture on the common law at the Lowell Institute in Boston, and from these addresses developed his book The Common Law (). Here the genius of Holmes was first clearly revealed and the consistent direction of his thought made evident.

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. () Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. was born in Boston on March 8, He would live until two days short of his 94th birthday. His father, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., was a physician, a professor of medicine at Harvard, and an author of. The Great Dissent takes us back to the time when a collection of great men--including Learned Hand, Felix Frankfurter, Ernst Freund, Harold Laski, and Louis Brandeis--nagged, cajoled, and eventually enlightened Oliver Wendell Holmes into writing the most eloquent and most important free speech opinion in American history.”Cited by: 4.

OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES A Life in War, Law, and Ideas By Stephen Budiansky. This year is a propitious time for Stephen Budiansky’s new biography of.

Civil War veteran Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. served as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice from to He was considered an expert on the common : Ask the author: “The great oracle of American legal thought” – revisiting the life and times of Justice Holmes Posted Thu, March 28th, am by Ronald Collins The following is a series of questions posed by Ronald Collins to Stephen Budiansky concerning Budiansky’s book “ Oliver Wendell Holmes: A Life in War, Law, and Ideas.

As publishers of books on law and legal history, we are currently working on a book entitled The Black Book of Justice Holmes: Text Transcripts and Commentary, edited by Michael H. Hoeflich and Steven Epstein. The book will consist of a facsimile of the manuscript of Justice Holmes’ Black Book (from Harvard Law Library) along with a transcription of the text, as well as introductory Author: Dan Ernst.

One thinks of Churchill as another public figure who would be largely unremarkable had not history thrust huge problems on him at a relatively advanced age. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes: Law and the Inner Self is in many ways an exercise in demythologizing a central figure in U.S. legal history and culture.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., is probably the most celebrated figure in the history of American law. He continues to be recognized for his early achievements as a legal scholar and his distinguished. Oliver Wendell Holmes b.

March 8,Boston, MA d. March 6,Washington, D.C. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court () Oliver Wendell Holmes was the oldest of three children of. For lawyers and legal scholars, Alschuler's attacks on Holmes's jurisprudence, especially in the area of torts, will stir debate.

Calling into question the received wisdom about Holmes, the book represents a threatening critique of American legal thinking in : Kathy Hermes.Oliver Wendell Holmes: A Life in War, Law, and Ideas (W.

W. Norton & Company, ) Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes twice escaped death as a young Union officer in the Civil War. Those near-misses were responsible, in part, for his unwavering moral courage, scorn for dogma, intellectual curiosity, and joy in fighting the good fight.