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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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Reports of Cases Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of ..., Volume 112

California. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1906
...censure for criminal matters when published. He says: "Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay wRat sentiments he pleases before the public; to forbid...improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequences of his own temerity. To subject the press to the restrictive power of a licensor, as was...
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Israel Yearbook on Human Rights 1992

Yoram Dinstein, Mala Tabory - Political Science - 1993 - 272 pages
...that in the second period the interference had not been "necessary" and the UK violated Article 10. he pleases before the public; to forbid this, is to...improper, mischievous or illegal, he must take the consequences of his own temerity."; see E. Barendt, "Prior Restraints on Speech", Public Law 253 (1985)....
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The Rise of Modern Judicial Review: From Constitutional Interpretation to ...

Christopher Wolfe - Law - 1994 - 447 pages
...laying no previous restraints upon publications, and not in freedom 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.2 In 1798 the furor over the Alien and Sedition Laws gave rise to...
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From Grunts to Gigabytes: Communications and Society

Dan Mabry Lacy - Communication - 1996 - 193 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" (quoted in Freedom of the Press from Zenger to Jefferson, ed. Levy,...
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Seasoned Judgments

Leonard W. Levy
...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. . . . But to punish (as the law does at present) any dangerous or...
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Main Themes in the Debate Over Property Rights, Volume 6

James W. Ely - History - 1997 - 444 pages
...upon publications, and in freedom from censure from 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.i55 Holmes interpreted the First Amendment on the basis of the common...
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A Journalism Reader

Michael Bromley, Tom O'Malley - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1997 - 394 pages
...gouvernement', which was found so efficacious in France. Thus, Blackstone tells us - 'Every person has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments he pleases...before the public: to forbid this, is to destroy the liberty of the press.' This is nearly equivalent to the general permission of Directorial law. The...
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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,...he must take the consequence of his own temerity.' Now, where are we to look for authentic definition of these important words improper, mischievous,...
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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...improper, mischievous or illegal, he must take the consequences of his own temerity. To subject the press to the restrictive power of a licenser is to...
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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...he must take the consequence of his own temerity." Put simply, it may not be permissible to deny a person the opportunity to express himself or herself....
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