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Junius Wilkes on Protections Even for “False and Groundless” Reports

By Professor Stephen D. Solomon, Editor, First Amendment Watch A writer who took the name Junius Wilkes made a critical […]

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Father of Candor Anticipated New York Times v. Sullivan Over 250 Years Ago

By Professor Stephen D. Solomon, Editor, First Amendment Watch Father of Candor launched one of the most far-reaching attacks on […]

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Cincinnatus to James Wilson, 1787

By Professor Stephen D. Solomon, Editor, First Amendment Watch Cincinnatus (No. 2) to James Wilson 8 November 1787 After the Constitution […]

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Candid, 1782

By Professor Stephen D. Solomon Candid argued in 1782 for new protections for the press from seditious libel. The press […]

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John Milton Areopagitica, 1644

By Professor Stephen D. Solomon, Editor, First Amendment Watch John Milton (1608-1674), author of Paradise Lost, was not only one […]

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Samuel Adams as Populus

By Professor Stephen D. Solomon, Editor, First Amendment Watch Protesting against the Stamp Act and then the Townshend Acts, Boston […]

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Thomas Jefferson to Edward Carrington

By Professor Stephen D. Solomon, Editor, First Amendment Watch As minister to France, Thomas Jefferson could view his country from […]

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Thomas Jefferson’s First Inaugural Address

By Professor Stephen D. Solomon, Editor, First Amendment Watch On March 4, 1801, Thomas Jefferson delivered his First Inaugural Address […]

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