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The Collision of Seditious Libel and Freedoms of Press and Speech in America’s Constitutional Period

Wendell Bird

in Press and Speech Under Assault: The Early Supreme Court Justices, the Sedition Act of 1798, and the Campaign against Dissent

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190461621
eISBN:
9780190461980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190461621.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Political History

Chapter 3 describes the collision in late eighteenth-century America between freedoms of press and speech and the crime of seditious libel. It discusses how the new states’ declarations of rights, as ... More


Press and Speech Under Assault: The Early Supreme Court Justices, the Sedition Act of 1798, and the Campaign against Dissent

Wendell Bird

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190461621
eISBN:
9780190461980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190461621.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Political History

The early Supreme Court justices wrestled with how much free press and speech is protected by the First Amendment, and with whether the Sedition Act of 1798 violated freedoms of press and speech. ... More


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