The Question of Privilege Raised by the Decision in the Case of...
An Important Libel Case Ferrall, S.A. [d.1844]. The Question of Privilege Raised by the Decision in the Case of Stockdale v. Hansard. The Effect of Which Decision Is, That Although the Lords Control the Proceedings of the Exchequer Chamber; the Exchequer Chamber, the Proceedings of the Queen's Bench; Yet That the Queen's Bench May Control the Proceedings in the House of Commons!!! London: Printed by Manning and Smithson, 1837. 56 pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Moderate toning, light soiling in a few places, residue (from wrappers?) to gutter of first and final leaves, ink library stamp to title page, small faint stain to final leaf. $250. * Only edition. An important case centering on whether Hansard, the printer of Parliamentary papers, was protected from libel when printing official reports. The court decided in favor of Hansard but found that privilege did not apply if the House ordered the publication of defamatory material outside Parliament; as a result, Parliament passed the Parliamentary Papers Act of 1840 to ensure future publications would be protected by privilege. OCLC locates 4 copies of this title in North American law libraries (Georgetown, Library of Congress, University of Iowa, University of Notre Dame). Not in McCoy.
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