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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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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...improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequences of his own temerity.' Governments, that is, may not block the publication of a newspaper,...
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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...improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequences of his own temerity." Yes, freedom of the press is a uniquely American heritage. But that...
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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...he must take the consequence of his own temerity. . . . Thus the will of individuals is still left free; the abuse only of that free will is the object...
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Media Law

Duncan Bloy - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2006 - 224 pages
...and this liberty consists in laying no previous restraints on publication. 'Every free man,' he said 'has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments he...forbid this is to destroy the freedom of the press' (Commentaries, Book 4, pp. 151-2 para. 1). It is this freedom that is under challenge in this appeal....
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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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The Cost of Counterterrorism: Power, Politics, and Liberty

Laura K. Donohue - Political Science - 2008
...line was drawn. For Blackstone, the law of sedition appeared consistent with liberty of the press: "Every 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 publishes what is improper, mischievous, or...
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