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" In all criminal prosecutions on indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury; and if it shall appear to the jury that the matter charged as libelous is true, and was published with good motives and for justifiable ends, the party... "
Debates and Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of the State of ... - Page 121
by California. Constitutional Convention, California - 1880 - 1578 pages
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 343

United States. Supreme Court, John Chandler Bancroft Davis, Henry Putzel, Henry C. Lind, Frank D. Wagner - Courts - 1952
...State since : "Every citizen may freely speak, write and publish his sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right; and no law...speech or of the press. In all criminal prosecutions or indictments 250 JACKSON, J., dissenting. for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury;...
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Reports of the Proceedings and Debates of the Convention of 1821 Assembled ...

New York (State). Constitutional Convention, Nathaniel Hazeltine Carter, William Leete Stone - Constitutional conventions - 1821 - 703 pages
...compensation. VIII. Erery citizen may freely speak, write and publish his sentiments, on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right ; and no law...abridge, the liberty of speech, or of the press. In all prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence, to the jury ; and if it...
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Reports of the Proceedings and Debates of the Convention of 1821 Assembled ...

New York (State). Constitutional Convention, Nathaniel Hazeltine Carter, William Leete Stone - Constitutional conventions - 1821 - 703 pages
...be passed, to restrain, or abridge, the liberty of speech, or of the press. In all prosecutions or indictments for libels, 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, aud was published with good motives, and...
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Laws of the State of New York, Volume 1

New York (State) - Session laws - 1823
...shall be passed, to restrain, or abridge the liberly of speech, or of the press. In all prosecutions or indictments for libels, 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...
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The Constitution of the State of New York, Together with the Rules and ...

New York (State). Legislature - New York (State) - 1887
...benefited. SEC. 8. Every citizen may freely speak, write and pub lish his sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right; and no law...speech or of the press. In all criminal prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury; and if it shall appear to...
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Manual of Parliamentary Practice

Parliamentary practice - 1826 - 211 pages
...compensation. SEC. 8. Every citizen may freely speak, write and publish his sentiments, on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right ; and no law...abridge the liberty of speech, or of the press. In all prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury ; and if it...
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Manual of Parliamentary Practice

Parliamentary practice - 1826 - 211 pages
...speak, write and publish his sentiments, on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that light; and no law shall be passed to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech, or of the press. In all prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury; and if it shall...
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Commentaries on American Law, Volume 2

James Kent - 1826-1830 - 1827
...quite so latitudinary in its indulgence as some of them. It declares, that " in all prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury ; and if it shall appear to the jury, that the matter charged as •ibellous, is true, and was published with good motives,...
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A History of the State of New York: From the First Discovery of the Country ...

Francis Smith Eastman - New York (State) - 1828 - 279 pages
...SEC. vni. Every citizen may freely speak, write and publish his sentiments, on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right ; and no law...abridge the liberty of speech, or of the press. In all prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury; and if it shall...
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The Common School Manual: A Regular and Connected Course of Elementary ...

Montgomery Robert Bartlett - Education - 1828
...Press. SEC. 8. Every citizen may freely speak, write, and publish his sentiments, on all subjects, bemg responsible for the abuse of that right; and no law...abridge, the liberty of speech, or of the press. In all prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury; and if it shall...
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