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Saving the freedom of speech

Posted by: | November 18, 2009 | No Comment |

In 1798, the Alien and Sedition Acts were signed by John Adams. The latter of the two was written to prevent papers being published that were “false, scandalous and malicious writing … against the Government of the United States” and threatened¬† punishment “by a fine not exceeding two thousand dollar, and by imprisonment not exceeding […]

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