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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 - 1825
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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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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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Freedom of Expression in the Supreme Court: The Defining Cases

Terry Eastland - Law - 2000 - 397 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...but if he publishes what is improper, mischievous, illegal, he must take the consequence of his own temerity. . . . The criticism upon Blackstone's statement...
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Human Rights and the End of Empire: Britain and the Genesis of the European ...

Alfred William Brian Simpson - Political Science - 2004 - 1161 pages
...restraints upon publications, and not in freedom from censure fur criminal matter when published Even' freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments...mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequence ot his oĢ n temerity.139 There are, however, important differences. Thus in Dicey there is no hint...
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A Virtue Less Cloistered: Courts, Speech and Constitutions

Ian Cram - Law - 2002 - 226 pages
...previous restraints on publications and not in censure for criminal matter when published. Every free man has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments he pleases...of the press; but if he publishes what is improper, mischievious or illegal, he must take the consequences of his own temerity.' 47 See further WT Mayton,...
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Press, Politics and the Public Sphere in Europe and North America, 1760-1820

Hannah Barker, Simon Burrows - History - 2002 - 263 pages
...essential to the nature of a free state . . . Every man has an undoubted right to lay what sentiment he pleases before the public; to forbid this, is to destroy the freedom of the press.'36 Although the press was not depicted as a 'fourth estate' until the 1820s, the foreign commentator...
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