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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 Cost of Counterterrorism: Power, Politics, and Liberty

Laura K. Donohue - Political Science - 2008
...freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments he pleases before the public: to forbid this right is to destroy the freedom of the press: but if he...improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequence of his own temerity."130 Prior restraint would make the licensor more powerful than the...
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