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" In all criminal prosecutions 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 shall be acquitted;... "
Acts of the legislature of west virginia - Page 273
1887
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State Constitutional Law: Cases and Materials : with 1990-91 Supplement

1990 - 518 pages
...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 libelous 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...
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The New Jersey State Constitution: A Reference Guide

Robert F. Williams - 1990 - 168 pages
...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 libelous 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...
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The Mississippi State Constitution: A Reference Guide

John W. Winkle - 1993 - 172 pages
...jury shall determine the law and the facts under the direction of the court; 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 shall be acquitted. Speech and press, gateway freedoms...
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The Nevada State Constitution: A Reference Guide

Michael Wayne Bowers - 1993 - 182 pages
...civil actions 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 shall be acquitted or exonerated. The application of the...
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The West Virginia State Constitution: A Reference Guide

Robert M. Bastress - 1995 - 329 pages
...SECTION 8 Relating to Civil Suits for Libel. In prosecutions and civil suits for libel, the truth may be given in evidence; and if it shall appear to the jury,...justifiable ends, the verdict shall be for the defendant. This section guarantees a defense to libel actions; no liability may be imposed for libel if the jury...
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The Wisconsin State Constitution: A Reference Guide

Jack Stark - 1997 - 272 pages
...of speech or of the press. In all criminal prosecutions or indictments for libel, the truth may be given in evidence, and if it shall appear to the jury that the matter charged as libelous be true, and was published with good motives and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted;...
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Decision 1997: Constitutional Change in New York

Henrik N. Dullea - 1997 - 534 pages
...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 libelous 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...
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The Utah State Constitution: A Reference Guide

Jean Bickmore White - 1998 - 231 pages
...15 prosecutions 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 libelous is true, and was published with good motives, and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted; and the jury shall have the right...
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The Ohio State Constitution: A Reference Guide

Steven H. Steinglass, Gino J. Scarselli - 2004 - 411 pages
...criminal prosecutions 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 libelous is true, and was published with good motives, and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted. Adopted in 1851 and never amended,...
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Freedom of Speech: Volume 21, Part 2

Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller, Jeffrey Paul - 2004 - 439 pages
...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 libelous 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...
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