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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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Human Rights and the End of Empire: Britain and the Genesis of the European ...

A. W. Brian Simpson - Political Science - 2004 - 1161 pages
...restraints upon publications, and not in freedom from censure fur criminal matter when published Even' freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments...improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequence ot his oĢ n temerity.139 There are, however, important differences. Thus in Dicey there...
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Media Accountability and Freedom of Publication

Denis McQuail - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2003 - 366 pages
...English jurist, Blackstone, writing in 1759, commented on the legal position of the publisher as follows: 'Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what...he must take the consequences of his own temerity.' Article 11 of the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man states free expression is 'subject only to...
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Passionate Declarations: Essays on War and Justice

Howard Zinn - History - 2003 - 368 pages
...sentiments he pleases before the public; to forbid this is to destroy the freedom of the press; hut if he publishes what is improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequences of his own temerity.8 This is the ingenious doctrine of "no prior restraint." You can say whatever you want, print...
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Freedom of Speech: Rights and Liberties Under the Law

Kenneth Ira Kersch - History - 2003 - 395 pages
...the fact, of course, one could be prosecuted or sued for disseminating harmful statements or ideas. ("If he publishes what is improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequence of his own temerity" [Blackstone (1765-1769) 1979, 152]). Blackstone acknowledged that...
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Civil Peace and the Quest for Truth: The First Amendment Freedoms in ...

Murray Dry - Philosophy - 2004 - 309 pages
...the press is indeed essential to the nature of a free state: but this consists in laying no prevums restraints upon publications, and not in freedom from...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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Freedom of Speech: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution

Keith Werhan - Law - 2004 - 176 pages
...criminal matter when published [eg, seditious libel]." (Emphasis in original.) Blackstone explained, Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments...he must take the consequences of his own temerity. . . . [T]o punish (as the law does at present) any dangerous or offensive writings, which, when published,...
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Freedom of the Press: Rights and Liberties Under the Law

Nancy C. Cornwell - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2004 - 355 pages
...criminal matter when published. Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments he please before the public: to forbid this is to destroy the...he must take the consequences of his own temerity. (Blackstone 1818, 151) Given that this was the legal extent of press freedom in England when the American...
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Norwich Since 1550

Carole Rawcliffe - History - 2004 - 640 pages
...government. So 'every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments he pleases before the public; but if he publishes what is improper, mischievous or illegal, he must take the consequence of his own temerity'. A collection of 'election squibs' for the 1796 general election shows...
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Observations of White Noise: An 'acid Test' for the First Amendment

Marc M. Harrold - Law - 2005 - 160 pages
...upon publications, and not in freedom from censure for criminal matters when published. Every free man has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments he pleases...must take the consequences of his own temerity... • Distinguishing New York Times v. Sullivan: 1 Before delving into the specific law and textual references...
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The Gardiners of Massachusetts: Provincial Ambition and the British-American ...

T. A. Milford - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 306 pages
...publications." Once published, malicious language deserved censure. As Blackstone wrote, and Sullivan repeated, "Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what...improper, mischievous or illegal, he must take the consequence of his own temerity."79 From this understanding of the law arose the distinction between...
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