That the printing presses shall be open and free to every citizen who wishes to examine
the proceedings of any branch of government, or the conduct of any public officer;
and no law shall ever restrain the right thereof. Every citizen has an indisputable right to speak, write or print, upon any subject,
as he thinks proper, being liable for the abuse of that liberty. In prosecutions for any publication respecting the official conduct of men in a
public capacity, or where the matter published is proper for public information, the
truth thereof may always be given in evidence; and in all indictments for libels,
the jury shall have the right to determine the law and the facts, under the direction
of the court, as in other cases.
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