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, is quoted in the editorial “DeSantis’ Attacks on Big Tech Are Political Theater and Go Against the First Amendment” published in the Miami Herald on Feb. 23. The article…

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Posted: February 23, 2021

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is quoted in “Florida Lawmakers Challenge Silicon Valley Over ‘Censorship’” published in The Philadelphia Enquirer on Feb. 2. The article focuses on Florida lawmakers who are trying to reign…

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Posted: February 3, 2021

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, participated in a discussion on First Amendment rights with “Good Day DC” anchor Jeannette Reyes. The segment was broadcast on the Washington, D.C. FOX television affiliate on Jan. 13.…

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Posted: January 14, 2021

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 Permanently Banned from Twitter Over Risk He Could Incite Violence” published in USA Today on Jan. 9. The article focuses on Twitter’s permanent ban…

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Posted: January 11, 2021

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Dominion CEO Says the Voting-Technology Company Will Bring a Defamation Lawsuit Against Sidney Powell and May Do So With Trump as Well” published in Business Insider…

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Posted: January 8, 2021

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 ‘Red Slime’ Lawsuit That Could Sink Right-Wing Media” published in The New York Times on Dec. 21. The article addresses the merits of possible defamation…

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Posted: December 21, 2020

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications associate director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Telecommunication associate professor, is featured in “Author Meets Critics: The Identity Trade: Selling Privacy and Reputation Online,” a series of videos published in Advertising & Society Quarterly, Volume 21,…

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Posted: November 5, 2020

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications associate director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Telecommunication associate professor, has been named a fellow at the UF Levin College of Law Center for Governmental Responsibility (CGR). CGR faculty conduct grant and contract-funded external research on…

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Posted: October 19, 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 “Court Records Helped Expose Flaws in Florida’s Guardianship System. Industry Lawyers Want to Make Guardianship Court Records Confidential” published in the Orlando Sentinel on Sept. 8.…

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Posted: September 8, 2020