Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Fox News Says It Didn’t’ Know DeSantis Would Bar Other Press from Bill Signing” published in the Miami Herald…

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Posted: May 7, 2021

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, has been named the 2020-2021 UF Teacher/Scholar of the Year. He was recognized for his excellence in teaching and distinction in scholarly…

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Posted: April 29, 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 Bill Would Allow Students to Record Professor Lectures to Use as Political Bias Evidence” on fox35orlando.com on April 25. The story focuses on a proposed…

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Posted: April 27, 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 “Orlando Social Media Stars: Florida Sheriffs Find Viral Fame, But Methods Not Without Critics” published in the Orlando Sentinel on April 19. The article focuses on…

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Posted: April 20, 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 “How Not to Protect Free Speech” published in Popular Information on April 8. The article focuses on Florida House Bill 233. It would require surveys of…

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Posted: April 8, 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 Senators Debate Intellectual Freedom and Cancel Culture” published on floridapoliticalreview.com on April 2. The article focuses on proposed Senate Bill 264 mandating public universities in…

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Posted: April 2, 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 the opinion column “Trump and the Capitol Riot: What Could a Trial Look Like” published in Asbury Park (New Jersey) Press on March 12. Columnist Rob…

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Posted: March 15, 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 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