First Amendment

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

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications‘ Brechner Center for Freedom of Information Director Frank LoMonte commented on a federal appeals court decision affirming a student publication’s free press rights, in “Even ‘Offensive’ Publications Have Free Press Rights,” published on July 25 in Inside Higher Ed. The U.S. Court…

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Posted: July 26, 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

  Frank LoMonte, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, commented in the article “Windowpanes Without Messages” published in Inside Higher Ed on Aug. 25. The article focuses on the Ohio State University ban on decorations in dormitory windows. The…

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Posted: August 29, 2017

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication assistant professor, is the author of “Spam and the First Amendment Redux: Free Speech Issues in State Regulation of Unsolicited Email” recently published in Communication Law & Policy, Volume 22, 2017 – Issue 3. The article focuses on unsolicited…

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Posted: August 2, 2017

The friend-of-the-court brief filed by the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project with the U.S. Supreme Court in the true threats case of Elonis v. United States is cited in the Nov. 24, 2014 story in the Washington Post, “Supreme Court case tests the limits of free speech on Facebook…

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Posted: November 24, 2014