On the press as an unofficial tribunal

Franklin, Benjamin
August 2017
On the Press as an Unofficial Tribunal;8/1/2017, p1
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Presents the text of the author's work entitled `An Account of the Supremest Court of Judicature in Pennsylvania, Viz. The Court of the Press,' which examines the relationship between the rights of the press and the power of the courts to regulate the actions of the press. Published in the `Federal Gazette' on September 12, 1789.


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