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PRESS. By a figure this word signifies the art of printing. The press is free.
     2. All men have a right to print and publish whatever they may deem proper, unless by doing so they infringe the rights of another, as in the case of copyrights, (q.v.) when they may be enjoined. For any injury they may commit against the public or individuals they may be punished, either by indictment, or by a civil action at the suit of the party injured, when the injury has been committed against a private individual. Vide Const. of the U. S. Amend. art. 1, and Liberty of the Press.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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But Llanelli chief executive Stuart Gallacher said that if Moffett pressed ahead with that, the Scarlets would take out a court injunction to stop him.
But ICM said Labour's poll lead would have dropped by four points if Tony Blair had pressed ahead with a May 3 General Election.
The Beavers pressed ahead and filed a discrimination and redlining complaint against Nationwide through Dayton's Human Relations Council, which has a federal contract to investigate alleged Fair Housing Act violations.