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feb 13, 1804 - People v. Crosswell - Freedom of Press

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Harry Crosswell was accused for seditious libel for printing false information of President Thomas Jefferson in his newspaper.  A man named Alexander Hamilton represented Crosswell in the appeal, arguing that truths should  not be accused as libel.  His conviction was upheld, and made New York change the law to permit truth as a defense.  This also, was not a Supreme Court case, but still as a representation of freedom of the press.

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Samantha Creech 3B

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feb 13, 1804
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~ 214 years ago

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