Who was John Peter Zenger’s attorney during Zenger’s trial for seditious libel?

Philadelphia lawyer Andrew Hamilton (c. 1676-1741), born in Scotland, was John Peter Zenger’s attorney during Zenger’s trial for seditious libel.

He successfully defended the German-born editor’s right to print true accusations against the colonial governor of New York.

The famous trial in 1735 was a landmark for freedom of the press.

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