Clay Calvert

Clay Calvert, Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication and Director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, was interviewed on Oct. 21, 2020 about First Amendment issues. Below the video is an edited transcript of that interview. There is some confusion about protections on hate speech. What is protected speech…

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Posted: November 4, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was a panelist for the hour-long UF Faculty Senate First Amendment Webinar on Oct. 30. The “Conversation About the First Amendment” event, introduced by UF Faculty Senate Chair Sylvain…

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Posted: November 3, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, commented in “The First Amendment and Florida’s Historic Access to Public Records” broadcast on WESH-TV, the NBC-affiliate in Orlando, on Sept. 25. WESH’s political and government reporter Greg Fox…

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Posted: September 30, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “DeSantis Could Make Florida Protest Laws Harshest in U.S.” published in the Orlando Sentinel on Sept. 23. The article focuses on a new proposal from Gov.…

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Posted: September 23, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Parents Concerned About School COVID-19 Cases Fear Laws May Protect Districts from Disclosing Important Health Information” posted on firstcoastnews.com on Sept. 22 Calvert comments on the…

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Posted: September 23, 2020

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 column “Stop Whining, Alan Dershowitz” published in The Washington Post on Sept. 16. Calvert comments on defense attorney and legal scholar Alan Dershowitz’s libel…

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Posted: September 17, 2020

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 is QAnon, the Baseless Conspiracy Spilling Into U.S. Politics?” published on Politifact on Aug. 27. The article focuses on QAnon and its followers. QAnon is…

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Posted: August 27, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “The Emerging Campus ‘Police State’” published in Commentary magazine on Aug. 24. The article focuses on the variety of precautions and requirements established for students to…

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Posted: August 26, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, comments in “Colleges are Revoking Admissions Offers Due to Racist Posts” posted on today.com on July 31. The article focuses on college admissions being rescinded over racist social media…

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Posted: August 3, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is quoted in “Racial Social Media Posts from Students are Forcing Colleges to Respond” published in Teen Vogue on July 6. The article focuses on schools and universities who…

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Posted: July 7, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is quoted in “College Rescinding Admissions Offers as Racial Social Media Posts Emerge” published in The New York Times on July 2. The article focuses on schools and universities…

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Posted: July 4, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is quoted in media critic Erik Wemple’s column “The Recklessness of Tucker Carlson” published in The Washington Post on June 26. In the column, Calvert comments on the fact-versus-opinion…

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Posted: June 26, 2020