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General Court. Act on prosecutions for libel and slander, 1824
In 1824, in a criminal libel case, the defendant may show the publication was with an honest intention. If the statements were true, then the libel
was not mischievous. The jury may render a verdict based on fact or law, as they see fit. If a defendant pleads the libel is the truth, but can't
prove it, do not automatically assume the libel was malicious. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Massachusetts State
Title:   An act respecting prosecutions and actions for libel and slander.
OCLC Number:   1381147779
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