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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment
of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the
freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably
to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Freedom of speech and press; defamation
That the printing presses shall be free to every
person to examine the proceedings of the Legislature; or of any branch
or officer of the 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. But in prosecutions for the publication of papers investigating
the official conduct of officers, or men in public capacity, the truth
thereof may be given in evidence; and in all indictments for libel, the
jury shall have a right to determine the law and the facts, under the
direction of the court, as in other criminal cases.
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