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" The liberty of the press is indeed essential to the nature of a free state ; but this consists in laying no previous restraints upon publications, and not in freedom from censure for criminal matter, when published. Every freeman has an undoubted right... "
Proposed Investigation of the Motion-picture Industry - Page 57
by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary - 1922 - 64 pages
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The speeches of the hon. Thomas Erskine ... when at the Bar, on ..., Volume 2

Thomas Erskine (1st baron.) - 1810
...indeed essential to the nature of a free " state ; but this consists in laying no previous re" straints upon publications, and not in freedom <( from censure...improper, mischievous, or illegal, ** he must take the consequence of his own temerity. t( To subject the press to the restrictive power of a " licenser as...
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The Speeches of the Hon. Thomas Erskine: (now Lord Erskine), when at the Bar ...

Thomas Erskine Baron Erskine - Freedom of the press - 1810
...indeed essential to the nature of a free " state ; but this consists in laying no previous re" straints upon publications, and not in freedom '' from censure...improper, mischievous, or illegal,. " he must take the consequence of his own temerity. " To subject the press to the restrictive power of a " licenser as...
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The Speeches of the Hon. Thomas Erskine: (now Lord Erskine), when ..., Volume 1

Thomas Erskine Baron Erskine - Freedom of the press - 1813
...the nature of a free state; " but this consists in laying no previous restraints upon pub" lications, and not in freedom from censure for criminal " matter,...improper, mischievous, or illegal, " he must take the consequence of his own temerity. To " subject the press to the restrictive power of a licenser as "...
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The Speeches of the Hon. T. Erskine (now Lord Erskine): When at ..., Volume 2

Freedom of the press - 1813
...state ; but this consists in laying no previous re" straints upon publications, and not in freedom . S* from censure for criminal matter, when published,...improper, mischievous, or illegal, ** he must take the consequence of his own temerity. " To subject the press to the restrictive power of a •" licenser...
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A Treatise on the Law of Slander, Libel, Scandalum Magnatum, and False ...

Thomas Starkie - Libel and slander - 1813 - 688 pages
...authority*, that "every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what he pleases before the public—to forbid this is to destroy the freedom of the press;...improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequence of his own temerity." This privilege necessarily includes candid comments upon public affairs,...
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 15

Abraham John Valpy - Great Britain - 1820
...government, a magistrate, or a private person." The celebrated Blackstone expresses himself thus : — < Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments...illegal, he must take the consequences of his own temerity."1 Lord Ellenborough, chief justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the year 1804, declared...
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The Oriental Herald, Volume 2

Christianity - 1824
...publications, and not in freedom from censure for criminal matter when published. Every freeman has undoubted right to lay what sentiments he pleases...he must take the consequences of his own temerity." • The Court will particularly remark this passage, as it applies so strongly to the state of this...
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The Oriental herald and colonial review [ed. by J.S. Buckingham]., Volume 2

James Silk Buckingham - 1824
...freeman has undoubted right to lay vlmi tentiments hep/eases before the public : t .> forbid this, i to destroy the freedom of the press ; but if he publishes...mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequences of hit) own temerity." * The Court will particularly remark this passage, as it applies so strongly to...
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The Oriental Herald, and Journal of General Literature, Volume 2

James Silk Buckingham - Great Britain - 1824
...before the public ; to forbid this, is to destroy the freedom of the press; but if he publishes h--t. is improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequences of his own temerity." * The Court will particularly remark this passage, as it applies si strongly to the state of this...
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Commentaries on the laws of England. [Another], Volume 4

sir William Blackstone - Law - 1825
...restraints upon publications, and not in freedom from censure for criminal matter when published. [ 152 ] Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments...improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequence of his own temerity. To subject the press to the restrictive power of a licenser, as was...
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