Book Discussion on The Great Dissent

Thomas Healy, former Supreme Court correspondent for The Baltimore Sun, talked about his book, The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes… read more

Thomas Healy, former Supreme Court correspondent for The Baltimore Sun, talked about his book, The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind - and Changed the History of Free Speech in America, in which he examines the limited interpretation of the First Amendment during the beginning of the 20th century, and its transformation due to Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes' opinion in the 1919 case, Abrams v. United States. The author reported that First Amendment rights were often stifled prior to Holmes' opinion, and the Justice himself was once a skeptic of the right to speak freely. Thomas Healy spoke with Wendell Pritchett, chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden, at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. close

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Book Discussion on The Great Dissent

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Oct 26, 2013
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Dec 31, 2013

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