Liberty of the press
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LIBERTY OF THE PRESS. The right to print and publish the truth, from good
motives, and for justifiable ends. 3 Johns. Cas. 394.
2. This right is secured by the constitution of the United States. Amendments, art. 1. The abuse of the right is punished criminally, by indictment; civilly, by action. Vide Judge Cooper's Treatise on the Law of Libel, and the Liberty of the Press, passim; and article Libel.