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john dunning

English jurist and politician who defended the radical John Wilkes against charges of seditious and obscene libel (1763-64) and who is also important as the author of a resolution in Parliament (April 6, 1780) condemning George III for his support of Lord North's government despite the unpopularity of its policies during the American Revolution (1775-83).

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