Justice Holmes Recorded on His 90th Birthday

Paul Horwitz at Prawfsblawg points to an amazing live recording of the sometimes odious and usually brilliant Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. made at the conclusion of a symposium in honor of his 90th birthday.

Truly a dead voice from the past.

And as Faulkner said, “The past is never dead. It's not even past.”

[I'm in Italy until late Wednesday, so I queued up a few posts to cover while I'm away. This is one of them.]

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2 Responses to Justice Holmes Recorded on His 90th Birthday

  1. M. Scott Rains says:

    I cannot find the most honorable Mr. Justice Holmes recording from Harvard radio broadcast on his 90th. The link just takes me to wyzant… I heard the recording once as an underclassmen at Cal State- before I ever attended law school. I would like to hear it again.

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