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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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Books 3 & 4

William Blackstone, George Sharswood - Law - 1860
...nature of a free *1591 8ta™> but tn'8 consists in laying no previous restraints upon publica"J tions, 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 was...
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Books 3 & 4

William Blackstone, George Sharswood - Law - 1860
...for criminal matter when published. Every freeman has an undoubted right to la}' what sentiments be pleases before the public; to forbid this is to destroy...publishes what is improper, mischievous, or illegal, lie must take the consequence of his own temerity. To subject the press to the restrictive power of...
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New Commentaries on the Laws of England: (partly Founded on Blackstone)

Henry John Stephen - Law - 1863
...from any imputation of infringing the liberty of the press. This liberty, when rightly understood, [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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John Adams and Jefferson

Richard Hildreth - United States - 1863
...not in freedom from censure for criminal matter when published. Every freeman has an undoubted 1797. right to lay what sentiments he pleases before the...mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequences of his temerity. To punish dangerous and offensive writings, which, when published, shall, on a fair and impartial...
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A Familiar Exposition of the Constitution of the United States: Containing a ...

Joseph Story - Constitutional law - 1865 - 372 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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A Familiar Exposition of the Constitution of the United States: Containing a ...

Joseph Story - Constitutional law - 1865 - 372 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. To subject the press to the restrictive power of a licenser, as was formerly done before, and since...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 2

William Blackstone, George Sharswood - Great Britain - 1866
...of a free q.. ,9 state; but this consists in laying no previous restraints upon publica•• tions, 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 was...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 2

William Blackstone, George Sharswood - Law - 1867
...consists in laying no previous restraints upon publications, and "not in freedom from censure for [*J 52] criminal matter when published. Every freeman has...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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Trial of Andrew Johnson: President of the United States, Before ..., Volume 3

Andrew Johnson - Impeachments - 1868
...injure his property, or to incite to crime against the state, may be held responsible for so doing. " Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments...he must take the consequences of his own temerity." That sentiment is quoted from the Commentaries of William Blackstone by Justice Story, and with his...
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Trial of Andrew Johnson: President of the United States, Before ..., Volume 3

Andrew Johnson - Impeachments - 1868
...injure his property, or to incite to crime against the state, may be held responsible for so doing. " Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments...mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequences of bis own temerity." That sentiment is quoted from the Commentaries of William Blackstone by Justice...
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