Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes: Free Speech and the Living Constitution
In this work, H.L. Pohlman calls for a new interpretation of Holmes as a moderate defender of free speech, and provides a window into Holmes' basic understanding of American constitutionalism. Pohlman argues that Holmes played a crucial role in the development of the idea that the Constitution is a living entity, an idea that differed radically from nineteenth-century antecedents.
Pohlman, H.L. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes: Free Speech and the Living Constitution. New York: New York University Press, 1991.