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  • "Tumbling around in a library" was the phrase Oliver Wendell Holmes used in describing in part his felicities in boyhood.

    Pushing to the Front

  • To paraphrase Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., the best ideas truly rise to the top in a free democracy.

    Sascha Elise Cohen: Forgetting Judd Apatow

  • To paraphrase Oliver Wendell Holmes, "The greatest teacher makes others believe in greatness, and they leave a lasting mark on the lives around them."

    CNN Transcript Apr 24, 2002

  • Mr. Lang is peculiarly unfortunate in calling Oliver Wendell Holmes to witness against his particular and pet aversion "I belong here" or "That does not belong there."

    America To-day, Observations and Reflections

  • She also demonstrated how this is absolutely factual since there have been cases where supposedly “wise” white male justices such as Oliver Wendell Holmes have reached (what nearly everyone today would agree were) wrong conclusions in such cases.

    Sotomayor Spark Lights Intra-GOP Conflagration

  • It was ultimately overturned because Justices, such as Oliver Wendell Holmes, realized that if Supreme Court Justices can overturn any economic regulation -- Social Security, minimum wage, basic zoning laws, and so forth -- then they would be usurping the rights of a democratically constituted legislature.

    Remarks of U.S. Senator Barack Obama on the nomination of Justice Janice Rogers Brown

  • Other writers, such as Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and Roscoe Pound had convinced a generation of academics that judges must bend the law to the felt needs of the times.

    Spero News

  • "Oliver Wendell Holmes," I said, "gives a truer exposition.

    She and I, Volume 1

  • Aladdin, "Oliver Wendell Holmes '" One-Horse Shay, "are other fairly recent volumes.

    Children's Books and Their Illustrators

  • Oliver Wendell Holmes expressed this matter well: It is revolting to have no better reason for a rule of law than that so it was laid down in the time of Henry IV.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution


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