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On This Date in Legal History

On August 4, 1735, the trial of publisher John Peter Zenger took place at the site where Federal Hall sits today in Manhattan. The case arose because Zenger printed the New-York Weekly Journal, which was critical of the Governor of … Continue reading

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The Trial of John Peter Zenger

On August 4, 1735, the trial of publisher John Peter Zenger took place at the site where Federal Hall sits today in Manhattan. The case arose because Zenger printed the New-York Weekly Journal, which was critical of the Governor of … Continue reading

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