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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... "
Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books ; with an Analysis of the ... - Page 151
by William Blackstone - 1836
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Freedom of Speech: Rights and Liberties Under the Law

Kenneth Ira Kersch - History - 2003 - 395 pages
...consequence of his own temerity" [Blackstone (1765-1769) 1979, 152]). Blackstone acknowledged that "[ejvery freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments he pleases before the public." Making one's views public, however, is very different from the right to freedom of one's private thought,...
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Law, Ideas and Ideology in Politics: Perspectives of an Activist

Ashwani Kumar - India - 2003 - 224 pages
...19(2), the Supreme Court as custodian of our constitutional conscience has declared: "Every free citizen has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments he pleases before the public. Freedom to one's view is the lifeline of any democratic institution and any attempt to stifle, suffocate...
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Freedom of the Press: Rights and Liberties Under the Law

Nancy C. Cornwell - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2004 - 355 pages
...restraints upon publication, and not in the freedom from censure for criminal matter when published. Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments...is to destroy the freedom of the press: but if he published what is improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequences of his own temerity....
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Freedom of Speech: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution

Keith Werhan - Law - 2004 - 176 pages
...controversial points in learning, religion, and government." At common law. according to Blackstone, "[e]very freeman has an undoubted right to lay what...public: to forbid this, is to destroy the freedom of the press."2 Blackstone's focus on prior restraints as the essence of censorship, and thus as the antithesis...
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Norwich Since 1550

Carole Rawcliffe, Richard Wilson, Christine Clark - History - 2004 - 604 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...he must take the consequence of his own temerity'. A collection of 'election squibs' for the 1796 general election shows how rich the printed contest...
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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...or illegal, he must take the consequence of his own temerity."79 From this understanding of the law arose the distinction between liberty and licentiousness...
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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...improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequences of his own temerity... • Distinguishing New York Times v. Sullivan: 1 Before delving...
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The Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties: A - F, Index, Volume 1

2006 - 859 pages
...previous restraints upon publications, and not in freedom from censure for criminal matter when published. Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments...improper, mischievous or illegal, he must take the consequences of his own temerity. Blackstone's formulation — which imposed an absolute bar on state...
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Ett nytt grundlagsskydd för tryck- och yttrandefriheten?: Tryck- och ..., Part 2

Sverige. Tryck- och yttrandefrihetsberedningen - 2006 - 383 pages
...liknande åtgärder i Storbritannien. Redan Blackstone skriver på 1700-talet i sina lagkommentarer: Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments...public: to forbid this is to destroy the freedom of press.781 Inte desto mindre finns det enligt brittisk rätt möjligheter att hindra publikationer i...
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Digital Freedom: How Much Can You Handle?

Narain Dass Batra - Computers - 2008 - 265 pages
...previous restraint upon publications, and not in freedom from censure for criminal matter when published. Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments...improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequences of his own temerity.11 SEDITION AND FREE SPEECH Despite the First Amendment, the history...
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