Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says She Has the Right to Block Critics on Social Media – A Court Ruling Against Trump Suggests She Might Not” published in Business…

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Posted: September 4, 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 “Kamala Harris Proposes ‘Red Flag Law’ That Would Allow White Nationalists to Have Their Guns Seized” published on Inquisitr on Aug. 15. The article features presidential…

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Posted: August 22, 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 “President Trump, Proven Leaker” published in The Washington Post on June 21. Erik Wemple, Post columnist and media critic, writes about a Time magazine interview with…

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Posted: June 24, 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 “Should People Have Called the Cops Over Cesar Sayoc’s MAGA Van?” published on VICE.com on Oct. 31. The article focuses on the van of alleged pipe…

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Posted: November 5, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism Professor Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, was quoted in “The Kavanaugh Controversy Meets Fake News. Real Fake News.” published in The Washington Post on Sept. 21. The opinion piece by Erik Wemple focuses on tweets…

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Posted: September 24, 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 “CBS Corp. Subpoenas PR Firm’s Contacts with Journalists in Ongoing Legal Dispute” published on CBSNEWS.com on Aug. 28. The article focuses on an ongoing legal battle…

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Posted: August 30, 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 “Rapper Jailed for Song Threatening Police Tries a Free Speech Appeal – and Loses” published in The Washington Post on Aug. 22. The article focuses on…

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Posted: August 23, 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 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, 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