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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 Constitutionalist: Notes on the First Amendment

George Anastaplo - Law - 2005 - 826 pages
...upon publications, and not in freedom from censure for criminal matter when published. [Italics added] 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 Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties: A - F, Index, Volume 1

2006 - 859 pages
...Blackstone explained, 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,...he must take the consequences of his own temerity. Blackstone's formulation — which imposed an absolute bar on state censorship prior to publication,...
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Digital Freedom: How Much Can You Handle?

Narain Dass Batra - Computers - 2008 - 265 pages
...is indeed essential to the nature of a free state; but this consists of laying no previous restraint upon publications, and not in freedom from censure...illegal, he must take the consequences of his own temerity.11 SEDITION AND FREE SPEECH Despite the First Amendment, the history of the freedom of expression...
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Miracles and Sacrilege

William Bruce Johnson - Law - 2008 - 516 pages
...declared: 'The liberty of the press ... consists in laying no previous restraints upon publications ... Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments...he must take the consequences of his own temerity.' Governments, that is, may not block the publication of a newspaper, pamphlet, or book, but if the published...
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Stop the Presses!: The Inside Story of the New Media Revolution

Joseph Farah - Social Science - 2007 - 273 pages
...upon publications, and not in freedom from censure for criminal matter when published. Every free man has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments he pleases...he must take the consequences of his own temerity." Yes, freedom of the press is a uniquely American heritage. But that hardly means America "has it made"...
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Romanticism and the Rise of the Mass Public

Andrew Franta - Literary Criticism - 2007
...freeman has undoubted right to lay what sentiments he pleases before the public," Blackstone continues, "to forbid this, is to destroy the freedom of the...improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequence of his own temerity. . . . Thus the will of individuals is still left free; the abuse only...
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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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