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Page 407 - In prosecutions for the publication of papers, investigating the official conduct of officers or men in a public capaci•ty, or where the matter published is proper for public information, the truth thereof may be given in evidence. And in all indictments. for libels, the jury shall have a right to determine the law and the facts under the direction of the court as in other cases.
Page 407 - That the printing presses shall be free to every person who undertakes to examine the proceedings of the legislature or any branch of government; and no law shall ever be made to restrain the right thereof. The free communication of thoughts and opinions is one of the invaluable rights of man: and every citizen may freely speak, write, and print on any subject, being responsible for the abuse of that liberty.
Page 397 - Every order, resolution .or vote, to which the concurrence of both houses may be necessary, except on a, question of adjournment, shall be presented to the governor, and before it shall take effect, be approved by him; or being disapproved, shall be repassed by two-thirds of both houses, according to the rules and limitations prescribed in case of a bill,.
Page 408 - All courts shall be open, and every person for an injury done him in his lands, goods, person or reputation, shall have remedy by due course of law, and right and justice administered, without sale, denial or delay.
Page 392 - The powers of the government of the State of Mississippi shall be divided into three distinct departments, and each of them confided to a separate body of magistracy, to wit: those which are legislative to one. those which are judicial to another, and those which are executive to another.
Page 406 - That all power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their peace, safety and happiness...
Page 396 - Assembly, shall, during the term for which he shall have been elected, be appointed to any civil office of profit under this State, which shall have been created, or the emoluments of which shall have been increased during such term, except such offices as may be filled by elections by the people.
Page 408 - No person shall, for the same offence, be twice put in jeopardy of his life or limb, nor shall any man's property be taken or applied to public use without the consent of his representatives, and without just compensation being previously made to him.
Page 409 - The citizens have a right in a peaceable manner to assemble together for their common good, and to apply to those invested with the powers of government for redress of grievances or other proper purposes by petition, address, or remonstrance.