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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice
    (March 8, 1841-March 6, 1935)
    59th U.S. Supreme Court Justice (1902-32)
    'The Magnificent Yankee' is based on his life (1950)
    Father was a physician and poet
    Published 'The Common Law' (1881), 'His Collected Legal Papers' (1920) and 'The Dissenting Opinions of Mr. Justice Holmes' (1929)
    He sided with the liberal minority opinion of the Supreme Court and earned the nickname 'The Great Dissenter.'
    He believed that the law was the law whether you agreed with it or not.
    Fought for the North (Massachusetts Brigade) during the Civil War.
    His opinions, usually in the minority, were always brilliantly reasoned.
    He was a strong champion of Freedom of Speech.
    He said 'Pretty much all the honest truth telling in the world is done by children.'
    In his doctrine of judicial restraint, he warned judges to not allow their opinions to affect their decisions.
    He married a girl he met when they were just ten, and their marriage lasted 57 years until her death.
    His belief was that it was up to us to change the laws that were unreasonable.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 20 Votes: 45.00% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 17 Votes: 58.82% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 57 Votes: 35.09% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 19 Votes: 36.84% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 24 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 53 Votes: 37.74% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 29 Votes: 51.72% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 105 Votes: 45.71% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 156 Votes: 42.31% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 280 Votes: 43.21% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 413 Votes: 43.58% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 590 Votes: 43.05% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1693 Votes: 43.00% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 3719 Votes: 40.36% Annoying
 
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