Clay Calvert

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was selected by the UF Honors Program to serve as an Elizabeth Wood Dunlevie Honors Term Professor for 2018-19. As part of this program he will teach an Honors…

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Posted: August 16, 2018

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “If an Algorithm Draws Lines on a Map, is that the Same as Land Surveying?” published in Ars Technica on July 13. The article asks the…

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Posted: July 18, 2018

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “She Urged Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself. Her Lawyers Say it was Free Speech,” published in The Washington Post on July 10. The article focuses on…

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Posted: July 12, 2018

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Creative Attorneys Get Anti-Regulation Ammo in High Court Case” published in Law 360 on July 6. The article focuses on the U.S. Supreme Court encouragement of…

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Posted: July 12, 2018

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications,  was quoted in Erik Wemple’s opinion column, “Did President Trump Defame the Red Hen?,” published in The Washington Post on June 25. Wemple recounts Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ expulsion from…

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Posted: July 9, 2018

Clay Calvert, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, is the author of “Fane Lozman’s Long Fight to Criticize Riviera Beach May Go On, Supreme Court Rules” published in the Tampa Bay Times on June 19. In the column, Calvert…

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Posted: June 21, 2018

Clay Calvert, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, was quoted in “Experts Question TV Station’s Role in Orlando Police Hostage Negotiation” published in the Orlando Sentinel on June 15. The article focuses on a hostage situation where a man…

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Posted: June 18, 2018

Clay Calvert, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, is the author of “Gag Clauses and the Right to Gripe: The Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 & State Efforts to Protect Online Reviews from Contractual Censorship” published in Volume…

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Posted: June 11, 2018

In a case reminiscent of the dispute over President Trump’s blocking of critics from his Twitter feed, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information and Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project are supporting the free-speech case of a Texas police critic who was…

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Posted: May 31, 2018

Clay Calvert, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, is the author of “Beyond Headlines & Holdings: Exploring Some Less Obvious Ramifications of the Supreme Court’s 2017 Free-Speech Rulings,” published in Volume 26, Issue 4 of the William & Mary Bill…

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Posted: May 29, 2018

Clay Calvert, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, is the author of “Federal Judge Rules Trump’s Twitter Account is a Public Forum” published in The Conversation on May 24. In the article, Calvert focuses on the ruling by a…

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Posted: May 24, 2018

Clay Calvert, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, authored “College Campuses as First Amendment Combat Zones and Free-Speech Theatres of the Absurd: The High Price of Protecting Extremist Speakers for Shouting Matches and Insults,” published in the spring 2018 issue…

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Posted: May 8, 2018