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.

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THOMAS HAYTER, AN ESSAY ON THE LIBERTY OF THE PRESS CHIEFLY
1793) ("Let there be no restraint upon the liberty of the Press, no
conscience cannot be modified, and the liberty of the press cannot be
1812), which says that "[t]he liberty of the press .
publishing; hence liberty of the press is the free right to publish
the liberty of the press meant each person's freedom to
as to the historic conception of the liberty of the press and whether
restraints but on the presumption that liberty of the press stands for
general conception that liberty of the press, historically considered
Hamilton's theory that the liberty of the press "consisted in publishing with impunity, truth with good motives, and for justifiable ends whether it related to men or to measures" eventually became accepted in all jurisdictions.
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