- NAME: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
- OCCUPATION: Supreme Court Justice
- BIRTH DATE: March 08, 1841
- DEATH DATE: March 06, 1935
- EDUCATION: Harvard College, Harvard Law School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Boston, Massachusetts
- PLACE OF DEATH: Washington, D.C.
- Nickname: The Great Dissenter
- Full Name: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
- AKA: Oliver W. Holmes
- AKA: Oliver Holmes
- AKA: Oliver Wendell Holmes
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That same year, Holmes wrote one of his most famous dissenting opinions in the case of Abrams v. United States. The court upheld the convictions of several Russian-born political radicals under the Espionage Act. This time,
Holmes thought that this case failed to meet to the "clear and present danger" measure. He wrote that "the ultimate good desired is better reached by free trade in ideas—that the best test of truth is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market, and that truth is the only ground upon which their wishes safely can be carried out."
In January 1932, Holmes retired from the Supreme Court after nearly 30 years of service. He died on March 6, 1935, in Washington, D.C.—just two days shy of his 94th birthday. Holmes is remembered as one of the court's most eloquent and outspoken justices.
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