Articles Tagged first amendment

Lee Goldman, Student Speech and the First Amendment: A Comprehensive Approach

63 Fla. L. Rev. 395 (2011)| |  | | INTRODUCTION :: Can a school discipline a student for creating a vulgar parody profile of the school principal or another student on the website MySpace? Can it preclude a student from wearing at school a T-shirt that reads, “Homosexuality is shameful”? These are some of the difficult […]

Andrea M. Matwyshyn, Hidden Engines of Destruction: The Reasonable Expectation of Code Safety and the Duty to Warn in Digital Products

62 Fla. L. Rev. 109 (2010) |   |   |   | INTRODUCTION :: This Article explores a seemingly straightforward question: to what extent is a consumer entitled to know how digital products work and the likelihood of digital harm? In previous work, I have explored this question in the context of contract law […]

Skyler McDonald, Defamation in the Internet Age: Why Roommates.com Isn't Enough to Change the Rules for Anonymous Gossip Websites

62 Fla. L. Rev. 259 (2010) |   |   |   | INTRODUCTION :: Everyone “Googles” his or her own name once in a while. Imagine that a young woman looks herself up on the Internet one day, and finds that a person she does not know is posting offensive, false comments about her. […]

David A. Anderson, Confidential Sources Reconsidered

61 Fla. L. Rev. 883 (2009) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: For fifty years, the courts have debated whether the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of the press requires that journalists be allowed to protect confidential sources. Many state and federal courts have answered in the affirmative, creating a First Amendment “reporter’s privilege.” The […]

Lindsay M. Saxe, Politics versus Precision: Did the Miami-Dade School Board Violate the First Amendment when it Voted to Remove Vamos a Cuba! from its District libraries?: ACLU v. Miami-Dade County School Board, 557 F.3d 1177 (11th Cir. 2009)

61 Fla. L. Rev. 921 (2009) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Juan Amador, a self-described political prisoner from Cuba, was outraged when he read the inaccurate portrayal of life in Cuba contained in Vamos a Cuba!, a book in his daughter’s elementary school library. Amador promptly requested that the school remove the book from […]

Stephen A. Higginson, Constitutional Advocacy Explains Constitutional Outcomes

60 Fla. L. Rev. 857 (2008) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: In oral argument in Baker v. Carr, Attorney Z.T. Osborn, Jr., on behalf of Tennessee voters arguing that the U.S. Supreme Court should hold legislative apportionment a justiciable issue, exclaimed that “the motto of the Supreme Court of Tennessee is Fiat justicia ruat […]