I pretty much fell in love with Huffpo’s Balko for this.
Stop quoting Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. in defense of your censorious bullshit. In fact, stop quoting Oliver Wendell Holmes for anything. He was a racist, eugenicist, authoritarian asshole. I’ve never understood why progressives have thought so highly of him, back then, or now.
It’s amazing how some people get to be heroes in the history books. Having a system of check and balances is supposed to prevent overrated hacks like Holmes from ever achieving the power of a SCOTUS Justice.
The system failed on this one.