May 12, 2021

Davies on The Holmeses at the Supreme Court @GB2d @georgemasonlaw

Ross E. Davies, George Mason University School of Law; The Green Bag, is publishing The Holmeses at the Supreme Court in Holmes Reads Holmes: Reflections on the Real-Life Links Between the Jurist and the Detective in the Library, In the Courtroom, And on the Battlefield (The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2020). Here is the abstract.
When Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., the famous real-life lawyer, arrived at the U.S. Supreme Court in 1902, he brought with him -- consciously or not, I do not know which -- Sherlock Holmes, the famous fictional detective. After that, Sherlock Holmes began appearing in many context involving the Supreme Court and individual Justices. This is a survey of those Holmesian-Sherlockian developments during the first three-and-a-half decades of the 20th century.
Download the essay from SSRN at the link.

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