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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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Who Belongs in America?: Presidents, Rhetoric, and Immigration

Vanessa B. Beasley - Political Science - 2006 - 296 pages
...States shall be liable to fines up to $5,000 and imprisonment up to five years. Any person writing, uttering, or publishing any false, scandalous and...malicious writing or writings against the government, the US Congress, or the president shall be liable to fine up to $2,000 and imprisonment up to two years....
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James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights

Richard Labunski - History - 2006 - 352 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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Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of ...

Eric Burns - History - 2007 - 480 pages
...the previous five, before applying for citizenship. The Sedition Act reads in part as follows: ing any false scandalous and malicious writing or writings...government of the United States, or either house of Congress of the United States, or the President of the United States, with intent to defame the said...
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Political Foundations of Judicial Supremacy: The Presidency, the Supreme ...

Keith E. Whittington - Law - 2007 - 303 pages
...intended to give greater legal heft to such common Federalist sentiments, making it a crime to publish "false, scandalous, and malicious writing or writings, against the government of the United States," to bring in "into contempt or disrepute," or to "excite" against it "the hatred of the good people...
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Reflections on Freedom of Speech and the First Amendment

George Anastaplo - Performing Arts - 2007 - 320 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, printSources: This is based upon An Act in addition to the Act, entitled "An Act for the punishment...
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