Clay Calvert

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

The presidential election of 2016 brought with it multiple accusations of so-called fake news, along with actual examples of fictional stories, such as one that spawned a real-life shooting at a Washington, D.C. pizzeria. With a flood of information from countless sources, it’s increasingly challenging to combat fake news and…

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Posted: April 27, 2018

Clay Calvert, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, is quoted in “Can Anti-Profanity Laws and the Fighting Words Doctrine Be Squared with the First Amendment?” published in the April 2018 edition of the ABA Journal. The article addresses the…

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Posted: April 4, 2018

Clay Calvert, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project director, and Austin Vining, J.D./Ph.D. student, co-authored an article included in the fall issue of the First Amendment Law Review published by the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. “Filtering Fake News Through a Lens…

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Posted: March 30, 2018

By Clay Calvert Thousands of high school students across the nation left their classes March 14 precisely at 10 a.m. for 17 minutes. The walkout served two purposes: to honor the 17 people – including 14 students – killed exactly one month ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland,…

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Posted: March 29, 2018

Clay Calvert, Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project director, was quoted in “Do Crisis Pregnancy Centers Have the Right to Mislead Women? The Supreme Court Will Decide” published on Refinery29.com on March 20.

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Posted: March 27, 2018