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Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Federal Speech Rulings May Embolden Health Care Workers to Call Out Safety Issues” published on the Kaiser Health News site on July 9. The article focuses on Maine Coast Hospital’s…

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Posted: July 12, 2021

Former President Donald Trump knows his First Amendment lawsuits against the social media companies can’t win in court. Here’s why – and why even his most ardent supporters don’t really want him to.

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Posted: July 9, 2021

As the college news publishing environment has changed, researchers wanted to explore what legal and ethical principles and issues affect educators, and which legal and ethical principles and issues most commonly arise when educators serve as de facto publishers.

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Posted: July 9, 2021

Imani Jackson, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information legal fellow and CJC doctoral student, is the author of “Who Will Take Ownership of Florida High School Football Concussion Figures” published in the Journal of Civic Information, Vol. 3, No 1 (June 2021).…

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Posted: July 8, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of “The Supreme Court’s Cheerleader Decision Has Something to Frustrate and Disappoint Everyone” published on slate.com on June 25. In the column, LoMonte writes about the Supreme Court’s decision protecting…

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Posted: June 30, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Supreme Court Sides with High School Cheerleader in Free-Speech Dispute Over Profane Snapchat Rant” published in The Washington Post on June 23. The article focuses on the Supreme Court’s new…

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Posted: June 24, 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 (UFCJC), and Frank LoMonte, UFCJC Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director  were published in the Washington University Journal of Law and…

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Posted: June 24, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of “The Legal Landscape: The First Amendment, Section 230 and Online Liability,” a chapter in the book Democracy in the Disinformation Age published in May 2021. In the chapter, LoMonte…

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Posted: June 11, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “’Angry Cheerleader’ Case Could Chill NCAA Athletes’ Protests” published in Law360 on May 18. The article focuses on a pending U.S. Supreme Court case over whether schools may discipline students…

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Posted: May 19, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of “When a Leak Becomes a Lifeline: Reinvigorating Federal Labor Law to Protect Media Whistleblowing About Workplace Safety” published in the Seattle Journal for Social Justice on May 14. In…

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Posted: May 18, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Secret Documents Reveal Learfield IMG’s Take From College Deals” published in Sportico on May 11. The article focuses on multimedia rights partnerships that some college sports programs have with Learfield…

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Posted: May 17, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was selected for the prestigious 2021-2022 Class of Fellows at the University of California (UC) National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement. The fourth class of fellows, selected from a highly competitive…

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Posted: May 6, 2021