Freedom of the press first invoked to acquit Peter Zenger

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Literary/ Cultural Context Note

Peter Zenger, publisher of the New York Weekly Journal is acquitted of seditious libel, helping to establish the principle of freedom of the press. Please see out People entry on Peter Zenger.
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Editors. "Freedom of the press first invoked to acquit Peter Zenger". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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