Missouri Constitution of 1945 Art. I, § 8. Freedom of speech--evidence of truth in defamation actions--province of jury

That no law shall be passed impairing the freedom of speech, no matter by what means communicated:  that every person shall be free to say, write or publish, or otherwise communicate whatever he will on any subject, being responsible for all abuses of that liberty;  and that in all suits and prosecutions for libel or slander the truth thereof may be given in evidence;  and in suits and prosecutions for libel the jury, under the direction of the court, shall determine the law and the facts.

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