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Ch.2 Amendment I: Free Speech and Free Press Clauses

From: The Complete Bill of Rights: The Drafts, Debates, Sources, and Origins (2nd Edition)

Neil H. Cogan

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 May 2021

Fourthly. That in article 1st, section 9, between clauses 3 and 4 [of the Constitution], be inserted these clauses, to wit, … The people shall not be deprived or abridged of their right to speak, to write, or to publish their sentiments; and the freedom of the press, as one of the great bulwarks of liberty, shall be inviolable. Congressional Register, June 8, 1789, vol. 1, p. 427. Fourthly. That in article 1st, section 9, between clauses 3 and 4 [of the Constitution], be inserted these clauses, to wit: … The people shall not be deprived or abridged of their right...
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