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" But to punish (as the law does at present) any dangerous or offensive writings, which, when published, shall on a fair and impartial trial be adjudged of a pernicious tendency, is necessary for the preservation of peace and good order, of government and... "
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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Freedom of Speech: Rights and Liberties Under the Law

Kenneth Ira Kersch - History - 2003 - 395 pages
...dangerous or offensive writings, which, when published, shall on a fair and impartial trial be adjudged of a pernicious tendency, is necessary for the preservation...order, of government and religion, the only solid foundation of civil liberty." Under English common law, in short, liberty was assured but "license"...
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Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the ...

Geoffrey R. Stone, Professor of Law Geoffrey R Stone - History - 2004 - 730 pages
...dangerous or offensive writings, which, when published, shall on a fair and impartial trial be adjudged of a pernicious tendency, is necessary for the preservation...religion, the only solid foundations of civil liberty. ^ Otis argued that the First Amendment incorporated Blackstone's definition of "the freedom of speech,...
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Civil Peace and the Quest for Truth: The First Amendment Freedoms in ...

Murray Dry - Philosophy - 2004 - 309 pages
...dangerous or offensive writings, which, when published, shall on a fair and impartial trial be adjudged of a pernicious tendency, is necessary for the preservation...order, of government and religion, the only solid foundation of civil liberty. 11|Emphasis original| Thus, in so far as government needs religion to...
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The Constitutionalist: Notes on the First Amendment

George Anastaplo - Law - 2005 - 826 pages
...coupling of "religion" and "government" in Blackstone's argument that punishment for certain writings "is necessary for the preservation of peace and good...religion, the only solid foundations of civil liberty." (Presumably, the justification for such punishment would be removed, even in Blackstone's view, if...
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Empire of Letters: Letter Manuals and Transatlantic Correspondence, 1680-1820

Eve Tavor Bannet - Literary Collections - 2005 - 347 pages
...consequences of the law." For "to punish (as the law does at present) any dangerous or offensive writing. . .is necessary for the preservation of peace and good...and religion, the only solid foundations of civil liberty."2 This representation of liberty justified laws designed to suppress free and open debate...
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The History of the Supreme Court of the United States

William M. Wiecek, Owen M. Fiss - History - 2006 - 733 pages
...dangerous or offensive writings, which, when published, shall on a fair and impartial trial be adjudged of a pernicious tendency, is necessary for the preservation...religion, the only solid foundations of civil liberty. * Blackstone's opinion would become the focus of a contentious debate on the 1941-53 Court about just...
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The Uses of History in Early Modern England

Paulina Kewes - History - 2006 - 449 pages
...like by insisting that "to punish (as the law does at present) any dangerous or offensive writing . . .is necessary for the preservation of peace and good...order, of government and religion, the only solid foundation of civil liberty."38 When viewed as dangerous or offensive, as one secret historian baldly...
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