Freedom of Information- Speech, Expression & Assembly

Right to speak at meetings law passed January 2014 (38:01), 2013 Freedom of Information Report p. 2

Group warns of litigation in wake of law's enactment July 2012 (36:7), p. 3

Judge refuses to block details in Brevard antitrust lawsuit July 2012 (36:7), p. 3

Legislation seeks to protect right to speak December 2011 (35:12), p. 1

NLRB assesses social media October 2011 (35:10), p. 2

City turns off cameras during public comment May 2011 (35:5), p. 2

Judge reverses prior restraint (Hillsborough County)September 2009 (33:9), p. 1

Judge rejects employee's free speech claim after termination (Tampa) February 2007 (31:2), p. 3

Court considers prisoner news case (Washington) January 2006 (30:1), p. 3

Court listens to whistleblower case arguments. (Washington) December 2005 (29:12), p. 2

Abortion providers desire buffer zone around clinic (West Palm Beach) March 2005 (29:3), p. 2

District settles free-speech suit by ex-employee (Lee County) March 2005 (29:3), p. 2

Filter blocks RateMyTeachers.com (Manatee County) March 2005 (29:3), p. 2

Protestor, city settle obscenity case (Gainesville) March 2005 (29:3), p. 1

Supreme Court refuses to hear lawsuit regarding anti-abortion license plates (Washington) March 2005 (29:3), p. 2

Judge says group cannot fly banners. (Orlando) July 2003 (27:7), p. 3

Circuit Court upholds suspension for students (Gainesville) May 2003 (27:5), p. 3

Prosecutors challenge statute in high school hate speech case. (Punta Gorda) March 2003 (27:03), p. 3

Confederate symbols banned from school (Jacksonville) March 2003 (27:03), p. 2

Commentator wins defamation suit (West Palm Beach) August 2002 (26:8), p 2

Students suspended for “hate list” (Land O’Lakes) August 2002 (26:8), p. 2

ATHEIST plate called “objectionable” (Tallahassee) May 2002 (26:5), p2

Zephyrhills backs off anti-gossip provisions (Zephyrhills) February 2002 (26:2), p3

Court overturns ban on soliciting wreck victims, August 2001, (25:8), p. 3

Charities challenge disclosure ordinance in suit, July 2001, (25:7), P. 4

Student fights school t-shirt ban, November 2000, (24:11), p. 3

Festival violates rights, says native group, October 2000, (24:10), p. 3

Teacher sues to regain teaching post, October 2000, (24:10), p, 3

Appellate court allows dance club zone, August 2000, (24:8), p. 3

Firing activist member not a violation, July 2000 (24:7), p. 2

Graham, Mack favored flag-burning ban, June 2000, (24:6), p. 2

Inmates engage in hunger strike to preserve rights, June 2000, (24:6), p. 1

Former victim advocate receives $75,000, May 2000, (24:5), p. 2

“Choose Life” plate on hold for now, April 2000, (24:4), p. 1

New web site messages may incite activist ire for Lee County official, February 2000, (24:2), p. 3

East Lake teacher wins settlement in Starr Report suit, February 2000, (24:2), p. 3

Ex-advisor of student paper sues district, December 1999, (23:12), p. 3

Man files complaint over limited public input, October 1999, (23:10), p. 3

Nude beachgoers denied free speech rights, October 1999, (23:10), p. 3

Court upholds student’s right to display Confederate flag, September 1999, (23:9), p. 3

Students sue college over free speech rights, September 1999, (23:9), p. 2

Court rules, graduation message violate establishment clause (Duval County) July 1999 (23:7), p. 2

Judge: protesters had right to carry banner (Gainesville) June 1999 (23:6), p. 3

ACLU sues school system over violation of free speech rights (Miami) April 1999 (23:4), p. 3

ACLU sues school system over violation of free speech rights (Miami) April 1999 (23:4), p. 3

Supreme Court upholds restrictions on speech (Washington, DC) April 1999 (23:4), p. 1

ACLU supports right to keep sign (Hillsboro Beach) February 1999 (23:2), p. 1

Artist says community college censored art exhibit (Bradenton), March 1998 (22:3), p .5

Neo-Nazi group will display cross in town park (Palm Beach), January 1997 (21:1), p. 2

Order bans juvenile from media interviews for at least one year (Tallahassee), January 1997 (21:1), p. 2

DCA reinstates ‘hate speech’ charges (West Palm Beach), October 1996 (20:10), p. 3

Ban on campaigning in parks ruled unconstitutional (Ft. Pierce), October 1996 (20:10), p. 3

AG says officials do not have to swear oath, September 1996 (20:9), p. 3

DCA rules that nude sunbathing not protected speech (West Palm Beach), August 1996 (20:8), p. 3

Judge denies request for boy to tape “Geraldo” segment (Dade City), July 1996 (20:7), p. 3

High courts lets stand county anti-nudity law, June 1996 (20:6), p. 3

Court may not sanction lawyer who cursed (Tampa), June 1996 (20:6), p. 3

City ban on street performers struck down (St. Augustine), May 1996 (20:5), p. 3

Micanopy approves nudity restrictions, March 1996 (20:4), p. 3

St. Johns anti-nudity ordinance upheld, March 1996 (20:4), p. 3

Cross-burning law allowed to stand, March 1996 (20:4), p. 3

Principal orders coverup of nude sculpture (Miramar), March 1996 (20:3), p. 3

Student suspended for Confederate logos (Deltona), February 1996 (20:2), p .3

Federal court voids city loyalty provisions (Fernandina Beach), January 1996 (20:1), p. 3

Nudists protest, sue to strip off clothes law (Titusville), October 1995 (19:10), p. 3

Anti-Defamation League opposes cross (Stuart), October 1995 (19:10), p. 3

Fired Broward County deputies lose First Amendment bid for job re-instatement, September 1995 (19:9), p. 3

First DCA rules ban on political ads unconstitutional, September 1995 (19:9), p. 3

Loud protests did not obstruct investigation (Clearwater), August 1995 (19:8), p. 3

Supreme Court rules lack of funding violated students’ free speech rights, August 1995 (19:8), p. 3

Ban on street begging unconstitutional (St. Petersburg), July 1995 (19:7), p. 2

High court: Cross-burning statute ‘reasonably necessary,’ constitutional, July 1995 (19:7), p. 2

Waco-inspired graffiti removed from city’s wall (Gainesville), June 1995 (19:6), p. 3

Not fair, not polite, but not defamation (Pensacola), June 1995 (19:6), p. 3

Punish sexual harassment, not speech that offends (analysis by Robyn Blumner), April 1995 (19:4), p. 4

State drops suit against car wreck display, sign (Trenton), February 1995 (19:2), p. 2

Wrecked car sends illegal message (Trenton), January 1995 (19:1), p. 3

Board strengthens student speech rights (Miami), November 1994 (18:11), p. 3

Court denies Café Erotica suit to shed nudity ban (Jacksonville), November 1994 (18:11), p. 3

Ban on cross-burning ruled unconstitutional, September 1994 (18:9), p. 3

Harvard refuses to retaliate for high school graduation speech (Miami), September 1994 (18:9), p. 3

Judge strikes Tampa speech permit law, August 1994 (18:8), p. 5

Orlando curfew survives challenge, August 1994 (18:8), p. 1

Suit seeks to retain symbol of Confederacy (Tampa), July 1994 (18:7), p. 3

Palm Beach officials require flag display in public buildings, May 1994 (18:5), p. 3

Florida governments study teen curfew laws, February 1994 (18:2), p. 3

Reporter covering enforcement of Orlando curfew jailed, February 1994 (18:2), p. 3

Pinellas judge upholds law banning partially nude vendors, December 1993 (17:11), p. 4

Judicial speech rules face constitutional challenge, November 1993 (17:10), p. 3

Judge denies ex-KKK activist permit for protest at memorial (Miami), July 1993 (17:7), p. 3

Officials target ‘offensive’ rock sculpture (Gainesville), June 1993 (15:7), p. 3

St. Petersburg plans to name ‘johns’ on TV, June 1993 (17:6), p. 3

Students could refuse to pledge under proposed settlement (Pensacola), June 1997 (15:7), p. 3

Vulgar T-shirt arrest prompts threat of lawsuit (Stuart), May 1993 (17:5), p. 3

School may change pledge policy to settle suit (Milton), February 1993 (17:2), p. 3

Anchor suspended for unauthorized speech (Jacksonville), February 1993 (17:2), p. 3

Flaws in Florida’s hate crime law violate free expression (analysis by Dan Katz), October 1992 (16:10), p. 6

Student brings suit to avoid pledge to flag (Gulf Breeze), July 1992 (16:7), p. 1

A.G.’s office can’t rule on complaint (Madeira Beach), May 1992 (16:5), p. 3

Butterworth: Hate crimes law clear, May 1992 (16:5), p. 1
City commissioners limit public comment at meetings
(Madeira Beach), April 1992 (16:4), p. 3

Federal court holds psychologists’ commercial speech protected, March 1992 (16:3), p. 3

Judge rules suspect can talk to press (Bradenton), December 1991-January 1992 (16:1), p. 4

Judge orders legal fees in free-speech case (Ft. Lauderdale), December 1991-January 1992 (16:1), p. 3

Appellate court strikes down law limiting faculty speech, October 1991 (15:9), p. 3

Court upholds restraint on ex-wife, June 1991 (15:6), p. 1
Supreme Court lets nude dancing law stand, April 1991 (15:4), p. 3

Employee files First Amendment suit over suspension (Miami), March 1991 (15:3), p. 5

Employee suspended for speech from pulpit (Miami), February 1991 (15:2), p. 3

Dealerships challenge limits on American flags (Palm Harbor), January 1991 (15:1), p. 3

Judge orders misdemeanor offenders to advertise crimes (Pensacola), January 1991 (15:1), p. 3

Faculty members win $1 in free speech suit (West Palm Beach), December 1989-January 1990 (13:11), p. 5

Woman quits job over T-shirt slogan, February 1989 (13:2), p. 4

Store drops policy on Spanish speaking (Tampa), November-December 1988 (12:9), p. 3

Union sues Regents over speech restrictions, May 1988 (12:4), p. 3

City considers tighter controls on advisors’ speech, May 1988 (12:4), p. 3

Judge silences talk-show host; commission silences host’s critics (Fort Lauderdale), November 1987 (11:9), p. 3

Judge orders Hollywood police to give newspaper’s film back, October 1986 (10:8), p. 3

State leads national surge in censorship tries, report says, October 1986 (10:8), p. 3

Dade County employee awarded $25,000 in free-speech suit, August- September 1986 (10:7), p. 3

Leadership emerging to protect free speech in Miami (analysis by Norman Davis), July 1986 (10:6), p. 4

Tallahassee student winds fight against school’s ban on posters, July 1986 (10:6), p. 3

Newspapers, wire services refuse to give NASA film-seizure right, June 1986 (10:5), p. 2

‘Freedom of Speech’ rally draws 200 in Miami; 92 police on duty, May 1986 (10:4), p. 3