Clay Calvert

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Window-Sticker Arrest: Is it Offensive Sure, But Obscene? Maybe Not” published in The Gainesville Sun on May 8. The article features the story of a Lake…

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Posted: May 13, 2019

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Trump Dismisses Fears Assange Case Signals Effort to Stifle Media” posted on KTXS-TV, the ABC affiliate in Abilene, Texas. The article features President Trump’s attempt to…

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Posted: April 16, 2019

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “What’s a Threat? Arrest of Ocala Rapper Test Limits on Speech” published in The Gainesville Sun on April 11. The article focuses on an Ocala rap…

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Posted: April 11, 2019

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is quoted in “Free Speech or Censorship? Social Media Litigation is a Hot Legal Battleground” published in the April 2019 ABA Journal. The article raises concerns about the future…

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Posted: April 1, 2019

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Trump Wants Appeals Court to Let Him Block Critics” on Twitter published on Bloomberg News on March 24. The article focuses on a federal judge’s ruling…

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Posted: March 25, 2019

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Trump Praises First Amendment a Day After Attacking ‘Phony’ Press” published in The Washington Post on March 21. The article features President Trump’s executive order supporting…

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Posted: March 22, 2019

Two law journal articles co-authored by Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, were cited in an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court urging the Court to hear Knox v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a…

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Posted: March 8, 2019

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in three stories about Covington High School student Nicholas Sandmann’s $250 million defamation suit against The Washington Post. In “No Slam Dunk for Covington Catholic Student in…

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Posted: February 21, 2019

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is the author of “Rap Music and Threats of Violence: A Case for the Supreme Court to Decide” published in The Conversation on Jan. 29. In the article, Calvert…

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Posted: January 29, 2019

Journalism Professor Clay Calvert, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, and Frank LoMonte, director of the College’s Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, co-authored “The Open Mic, Unplugged: Challenges to Viewpoint-Based Constraints on Public-Comment Periods” published in Case Western…

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Posted: January 28, 2019

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Julian Assange Fails the Smell Test” published in The Washington Post on Jan. 7. Columnist Erik Wemple writes about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and a document…

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Posted: January 9, 2019

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Media Company Fires Back at Ex-Trump Staffer’s $100M Suit Over Stripper Abortion Report” published in Daily Business Review on Jan. 4. The story focuses on former…

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Posted: January 7, 2019