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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 to... "
Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books - Page 151
by Sir William Blackstone, Sir John Taylor Coleridge - 1825
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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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Origins of the Bill of Rights

Leonard Williams Levy - Law - 2001 - 306 pages
...restraints upon public actions, and not in freedom from censure for criminal matter, when published. Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments he pleases before the public. . . but take the consequences.” Thus, in Pennsylvania, whose constitutional provisions of 1776 and...
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John Scott, Lord Eldon, 1751-1838: The Duty of Loyalty

Rose Melikan - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 370 pages
...contumacious material. In setting out his standard Scott quoted directly from Sir William Blackstone: '[E]very freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments he pleases before the public, but if he publishes what is improper, he must take the consequence of his temerity.'31 Lord Kenyon...
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The American Constitutional Experience: Selected Readings & Supreme Court ...

James A. Curry, Richard M Battistoni - Constitutional law - 2000 - 175 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...he must take the consequence of his own temerity. The distinction was early pointed out between the extent of the freedom with respect to censorship...
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Conscience, Expression, and Privacy

Kermit Hall - Law - 2000 - 424 pages
...previous restraint upon publication, and not in freedom from censure for criminal matter when published. Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments...he must take the consequence of his own temerity. 37 Thus the governmental method for controlling the press evolved from the prior censorship of Milton's...
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Free Speech, “The People’s Darling Privilege”: Struggles for Freedom of ...

Michael Kent Curtis - History - 2000 - 520 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...he must take the consequence of his own temerity. Blackstone explained that in "their largest and most extensive sense," libels were any writings or...
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