Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court of Judicature of the State of New York: From January Term, 1799, to January Term, 1803, Both Inclusive : Together with Cases Determined in the Court for the Correction of Errors, During that Period, Volume 3
"Cases selected from the manuscript notes of Mr. Justice Radcliff [1794-1805]"--Vol. 3. p. -611.
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Page 409 - That the printing presses shall be free to every person who undertakes to examine the proceedings of the legislature or any branch of government : and no law shall ever be made to restrain the right thereof. The free communication of thoughts and opinions is one of the invaluable rights of man ; and every citizen may freely speak, write and print on any subject, being responsible for the abuse of that liberty.
Page 334 - ... such regulations as may be provided by law, relative to the manner of applying for pardons. Upon conviction for treason, he shall have power to suspend the execution of the sentence, until the case shall be reported to the legislature, at its next meeting, when the legislature shall either pardon, or commute the sentence, direct the execution of the sentence, or grant a further reprieve.
Page 409 - In all prosecutions or indictments for libel, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury ; and if it shall appear to the jury that the matter charged as libellous is true, and was published with good motives and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted ; and the jury shall have the right to determine the law and the fact.
Page 142 - The summons shall be served by delivering a copy thereof as follows : 1. If the suit be against a corporation, to the president or other head of the corporation, secretary, cashier, treasurer, a director, or managing agent thereof...
Page 410 - In prosecutions for the publication of papers, investigating the official conduct of officers, or men in a public capacity, or where the matter published is proper for public information, the truth thereof may be given in evidence; and, in all indictments for libels, the jury shall have a right to determine the law and the facts, under the direction of the court, as in other cases.
Page 389 - The last right we shall mention, regards the freedom of the press. The importance of this consists, besides the advancement of truth, science, morality, and arts in general, in its diffusion of liberal sentiments on the administration of Government...
Page 142 - The order must direct the publication to be made in a newspaper, to be designated, as most likely to give notice to the person to be served...
Page 202 - But it is out of regard to the interests of justice, which cannot be upholden, and to the administration of justice, which cannot go on without the aid of men skilled in jurisprudence, in the practice of the courts, and in those matters affecting rights and obligations which form the subject of all judicial proceedings.
Page 409 - Every citizen may freely speak, write and publish his sentiments on any subject, being responsible for the abuse of this liberty ; no laws shall be passed regulating or restraining the freedom of the press...
Page 334 - The Governor shall have the power to grant reprieves, commutations and pardons after conviction, for all offenses except treason and cases of impeachment, upon such conditions and with such restrictions and limitations, as he may think proper, subject to such regulations as may be provided by law relative to the manner of applying for pardons.