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The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind -- and Changed the History of Free Speech in America

Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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In 1919, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes's dissent in Abrams v. United States became the foundation of our modern understanding of free speech under the First Amendment. Before Abrams, Holmes had been skeptical of individual rights, including the right to express one's political views. Learn what caused him to change his mind and expand the right to free speech.

Speaker: Thomas Healy, Author The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind -- and Changed the History of Free Speech in America; Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law School

Sponsored by: Committee on Books at the Bar, Thomas M. Ross, Chair

 

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