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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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A Journalism Reader

Michael Bromley, Tom O'Malley - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1997 - 394 pages
...This is nearly equivalent to the general permission of Directorial law. The learned author proceeds - 'But if he publishes what is improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequence of his own temeritv.' Now, where are we to look for authentic definition of these important...
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Press and Speech Freedoms in the World, from Antiquity Until 1998: A Chronology

Louis Edward Ingelhart - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1998 - 307 pages
...scurrilous works since such law would destroy all learning and "root up the com and the tares together." 4) Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments...he must take the consequences of his own temerity. To subject the press to the restrictive power of a licenser is to subject all freedom of sentiment...
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Politics in America

Thomas R. Dye, L. Tucker Gibson, Clay Robison - Texas - 1999 - 708 pages
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South Western Reporter: Second series, Volume 580

Law reports, digests, etc - 1979
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Landmark Supreme Court Cases: A Reference Guide

Donald E. Lively - Law - 1999 - 374 pages
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Landmark Supreme Court Cases: A Reference Guide

Donald E. Lively - Law - 1999 - 374 pages
...was not necessarily without consequence. Citing Blackstone directly, the Court observed that "[ejvery freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments...improper, mischievous or illegal, he must take the consequence of his own temerity." Put simply, it may not be permissible to deny a person the opportunity...
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Freedom of Expression in the Supreme Court: The Defining Cases

Terry Eastland - Law - 2000 - 397 pages
...compiler of English law, who was a major influence in eighteenth-century America. Blackstone wrote that freedom of the press consists in laying no previous...he must take the consequences of his own temerity. Thus, the will of individuals is still left free: the abuse only of that free will is the object of...
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Free Speech, The People's Darling Privilege: Struggles for Freedom of ...

Michael Kent Curtis - History - 2000 - 520 pages
...infringed or violated. 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. Blackstone explained that in "their largest and most extensive sense,"...
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