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" ... any false, scandalous and malicious writing or writings against the government of the United States... "
TRIAL OF ANDREW JOHNSON - Page 412
1868
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The United States, 1763-2001

John Spiller - History - 2005 - 330 pages
...shall write, print, utter or publish . . . any false, scandalous and malicious writing . . . against the government of the United States, or either house of the Congress ... or the President . . . with intent to defame ... or to bring them . . . into contempt or disrepute;...
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John Adams: Party of One

James Grant - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 530 pages
...sorely tempted to employ this power, he never did. The Sedition Act made it a crime to speak or print "any false, scandalous, and malicious writing or writings...either House of the Congress of the United States, with intent to defame ... or to bring them . . . into contempt or disrepute."8 Now, John Adams had...
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American Law in a Global Context: The Basics

George P. Fletcher, Steve Sheppard - Law - 2005 - 696 pages
...by a $5,000 fine and five years in prison, "if any person shall write, print, utter or publish . . . any false, scandalous and malicious writing or writings...the United States, or either house of the Congress . . . , or the President . . . , with intent to defame ... or to bring them, or either of them, into...
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The Press

Geneva Overholser - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 473 pages
...on July 14, 1798, the act made it a crime for any person "to write, print, utter[,] or publish . . . any false, scandalous and malicious writing or writings...the United States, or either house of the Congress or President . . . with intent to defame ... or to bring them, or either of them, into contempt or...
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Opening Windows on Texts and Discourses of the Past

Janne Skaffari - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 416 pages
...any person shall write, print, utter, or publish, or shall cause or procure to be written, printed, uttered, or published, or shall knowingly and willingly assist or aid in writing, uttering, or publishing, any false, scandalous, and malicious, writing or writings against the Government...
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The Ultimate Tragedy: Colonialists Rushing to Global War to Save the ...

Abid Ullah Jan, Rory Winter - Political Science - 2006 - 295 pages
...Sedition Act was passed which made it a crime in the United States to "write, print, utter or publish. ..any false, scandalous and malicious writing or writings...the Congress of the United States or the President.. .with intent.. .to bring them. ..into contempt or disrepute." A court slapped a mechanic with eighteen...
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The Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties: A - F, Index, Volume 1

2006 - 859 pages
...the Federalists was the Sedition Act of July 14, 1798. The law made it a crime to utter or publish <_r { xB3 ԡ+ ) ~ ) h [ⱛ 4x "{ OM ?m -/m . . . with intent to defame ... or to bring them . . . into contempt or disrepute . . . ." Punishment...
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New York Times Co. V. Sullivan: Freedom of the Press Or Libel?

Susan Dudley Gold - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2007 - 144 pages
...the libel law in the Sullivan case. The act made it a crime to "write, print, utter or publish . . . any false, scandalous and malicious writing or writings...the United States, or either house of the Congress .... or the President." As in the Alabama libel law, those charged under the act could defend themselves...
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The Idea of a Free Press: The Enlightenment and Its Unruly Legacy

David A. Copeland, Daniel Schorr - History - 2006 - 285 pages
...on July 14, 1798, the act made it a crime for any person "to write, print, utter[,] or publish . . . any false, scandalous, and malicious writing or writings...the United States, or either house of the Congress or the President . . . with intent to defame ... or to bring them, or either of them, into contempt...
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The Fallacy of Campaign Finance Reform

John Samples - Political Science - 2008 - 328 pages
...Sedition Act, in contrast, would fine or imprison anyone who "shall write, print, utter, or publish . . . any false, scandalous, and malicious writing or writings against the government of the United States." Madison pointed out that punishing malicious writings would inevitably limit the right of freely examining...
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