‘Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr, was kind of a pompous ass’

“Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr, ‘the great dissenter’, was kind of a pompous ass. That probably should not have surprised me, given his birthright in Massachusetts aristocracy. And that probably should not have been my chief take-away from the book, The Great Dissent (2013) (Amazon; Macmillan), the impressive accomplishment of author and law professor Thomas Healy at Seton Hall Law. Somehow I am stubbornly surprised every time a person I admire turns out to be no more than human …” (more)

[Richard Peltz-Steele, The Savory Tort, 12 September]

First posted 2017-09-13 06:22:32

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