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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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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 1

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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A Treatise on the Law of Slander, Libel, Scandalum Magnatum, and False ...

Thomas Starkie - Libel and slander - 1826 - 616 pages
...himself. It has been said by a high authority,* that " every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what he pleases before the public — to forbid this is...improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequence of his own temerity ."(1) This privilege necessarily includes candid comments upon public...
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A Treatise on the Law of Slander and Libel: And Incidentally of ..., Volume 2

Thomas Starkie - Libel and slander - 1830
...It has been asserted by high authority (o), that " every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what he pleases before the public — to forbid this is...improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequence of his own temerity. " On the trial of James Perry and another Qo), on an information for...
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Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a ..., Volume 3

Joseph Story - Constitutional history - 1833 - 776 pages
...liberty of the press, properly understood, is essential to the nature of a free state ; but that this consists in laying no previous restraints upon publications,...he must take the consequences of his own temerity. To subject the press to the restrictive power of a licenser, as was formerly done before, and since...
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The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register for British and Foreign India ...

Asia - 1833
...whatsoever a person thinks proper, subject to the indispensable condition, that if he should publish what is mischievous or illegal, he must take the consequences of his own temerity.* It follows, then, that wherever a press is subjected to a previous restraint, — where an interdict...
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Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a ..., Volume 3

Joseph Story - Constitutional history - 1833 - 736 pages
...forbid this is to destroy the freedom of the press. But, if he publishes what is improper, Abr. 89 mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequences of his own temerity. To subject the press to the restrictive power of a licenser, as was formerly done before, and since...
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The Law-dictionary, Explaining the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the ...

Thomas Edlyne Tomlins - Law - 1835
...or violated. The liberty of the press is, indeed, essential to the nature of a free state ; but this E *>|ﲐ 6 h 5U . e T l & ] < <֬ Z6| e 7 \h כA...a ? nd} W +d :y u{Q< EB ͨyŰ ;%_П ] ߯do - Cf 붸 consequence of his own temerity. To subject the press to the restrictive power of a licenser, as was...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books ; with an ..., Volume 4

William Blackstone - Law - 1836
...restraints upon publications, and *not in freedom from censure for criminal matter when pub- [*152] lished. 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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The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register for British and Foreign India ...

Asia - 1836
...free man is considered to have an undoubted right to lay what sentiments be pleases before the public, but if he publishes what is improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequence of his own temerity.* In states where the government is despotic, that is, where no representative...
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The New-York Review, Volume 3

1838
...Blackstone says: " 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...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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