Brechner Center for Freedom of Information

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “Cops as ‘Victims’ Court Ruling Means an Officer Like Derek Chauvin Would be Anonymous in Florida” published on floridabulldog.org on April 13. The article addresses how an adverse court ruling…

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Posted: April 14, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “Free Speech, Accountability Experts Question Court Ruling That Shields Cops’ Names After Some Shootings” published in the Orlando Sentinel on April 9. The editorial focuses on a Florida court ruling…

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Posted: April 13, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the co-author of “From After-School Detention to Detention Center: How Unconstitutional School-Disruption Laws Place Children at Risk of Prosecution for ‘Speech Crimes’” published in Lewis and Clark Law Review Vol. 25.1. LoMonte…

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Posted: April 6, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “As Pandemic Wears On, FCC Press Access Limited” published in Communications Daily on March 17. The article addresses the Brechner Center’s “government gagged” research about prohibitions on government employees speaking…

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Posted: April 2, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of “The Future of Student Free Speech Comes Down to a Foul-Mouthed Cheerleader” published on Slate.com on March 29. The article is part of Slate’s Future Tense series, which looks…

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Posted: March 29, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “Complaint Claims Overland Park’s Police Chief Filed False Report” posted on KSHB.com on March 24. The story focuses on a complaint filed by the mother of a fatally shot teen…

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Posted: March 25, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was recently elected to join the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. The Fellows comprise a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated…

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Posted: March 23, 2021

For a series of investigative news stories exposing the enormity of preventable deaths in county jails across the United States attributable to suicides or medical conditions, a team of reporters from the Reuters news service is the winner of the annual Brechner Freedom of Information Award for investigative reporting. For…

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Posted: March 18, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “COVID Demanded Transparency. Has Nevada Delivered?” published in the Las Vegas Review-Journal on March 14. The article addresses how the events of the past year demonstrated the importance of open…

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Posted: March 15, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Football Has Long Been the Third Rail for College Leaders. It’s Even More Perilous Now” published in The Chronicle of Higher Education on March 9. The article focuses on how…

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Posted: March 10, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Legal Experts: Sarah Parcak’s Tweet About Rush Limbaugh Protected by the First Amendment” published on Alabama Media Group’s al.com on Feb. 23. The story focuses on an alleged derogatory tweet…

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Posted: February 24, 2021

The Brechner Center for Freedom of Information was featured in a letter from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) to President Biden on Jan. 19. In the letter, SPJ President Matthew T. Hall asked for the U.S. government to end restrictions on federal office and agency employees that prohibit them…

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Posted: January 22, 2021