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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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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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Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence: Seventh Judicial Colloquium on the ...

Law - 1998 - 237 pages
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Politics in America

Thomas R. Dye, L. Tucker Gibson, Clay Robison - Texas - 1999 - 708 pages
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Media, Ethics and Laws

Jan R. Hakemulder, Fay A. C. de Jonge, P. P. Singh - Freedom of the press - 1998 - 355 pages
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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...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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Mass Communication Law and Ethics: A Casebook

Roy L. Moore - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1999 - 339 pages
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