Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.’s voting record in free-speech cases
|Years on the Supreme Court:||29 (Dec. 1902 – Jan. 1932)|
|Number of free-speech cases in which Holmes voted:||26|
|Number of free-speech opinions authored:||12|
|Number of free-speech majority opinions authored:||6|
|Number of free-speech dissenting opinions:||6|
|Total Supreme Court votes sustaining free-speech claim:||13|
|Total Supreme Court votes denying free-speech claim:||13|
|Votes sustaining free-speech claims after Debs v. United States:||10 out of 12 cases|
The list of cases below indicates how Justice Holmes voted in free-speech cases (not all of which were First Amendment cases) during his tenure on the Supreme Court.
++ Indicates authorship of majority opinion.
+ Indicates authorship of dissenting opinion.
* Indicates unanimous judgment. Only “sustained” cases are noted.