Government doing it again Government doing it again
The Government wanted these papers burned
Why are you doing this
He should be guilty for what he had done to the government
In The New York Weekly Journal that were critical of colonial Governor William Cosby's arbitrary rule.
John should not be guilty he just said what was right and not lying
The government wanted all the newspaper burned of what it said about them.
Therefore, the trial judge, who had been hand picked by Governor Cosby in the first place, instructed the jury to return a verdict of "guilty" because Zenger had admitted to printing the statements.
Life with the 1st Amendment
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion
However, Zenger's brilliant defense lawyer, Andrew Hamilton, asked the jury to consider wether or not
Hamilton's lengthy summation to the jury still stands as an eloquent defense of a free press.
We the jury stands eloquent defense of a free press
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.