A Treatise on the Law of Libel and the Liberty of the Press: Showing the Origin, Use, and Abuse of the Law of Libel

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G.F. Hopkins & son, 1830 - Freedom of the press - 184 pages
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Page 99 - are appointed to the administration of affairs, is certainly " a reflection on government. If persons should not be " called to account for possessing the people with an ill " opinion of the government, no government can subsist. " Nothing can be worse to any government, than to
Page 114 - shall have a right to determine the law and the fact, under the direction of the court, in like manner as in other criminal cases: and shall not be required by the court to find the defendant guilty merely on proof of publication by the defendant, and of the sense ascribed to the publication in the indictment. The
Page 150 - first offence, be rendered incapable to hold any office or place of trust : and for the second, be rendered incapable of bringing any action, being guardian, executor, legatee, or purchaser of lands, and shall suffer three years imprisonment without bail;
Page 141 - The liberty of the press consists in the right to publish with impunity, truth, with good motives, for justifiable ends, though reflecting on government, magistracy, or individuals.

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