Liberty of the press

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freedom to print and publish without official supervision.
the free right of publishing books, pamphlets, or papers, without previous restraint or censorship, subject only to punishment for libelous, seditious, or morally pernicious matters.

See also: Liberty, Press

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There exists at that epoch, for thought written in stone, a privilege exactly comparable to our present liberty of the press.
I ask myself how they can possibly get along without two Chambers, without the liberty of the press, without reports, without circulars even, without an army of clerks?
as to the historic conception of the liberty of the press and whether
WITH A CERTAIN EZRA LEVANT (YOU MAY HAVE HEARD of him), I recently attended an interesting off-the-record conference in Montreal, convened by the admirable Liberty Fund of Indianapolis, on "Democracy, Objectivity, and Liberty of the Press.
t]he liberty of the press is indeed essential to the nature of a free state; but this consists in laying no previous restraints upon publication and not in freedom from censure for criminal matter when published.
examines Locke's letter entitled Liberty of the Press, in which he
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