The First Amendment Foundation Announces Winners of its 2017 Sunshine Awards

January 2, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Rachel Gelbmann, 850.224.4555 [VIEW THE PDF VERSION] The First Amendment Foundation’s 2017 Sunshine Awards recognize those who have made significant contributions to furthering open government through service, litigation, and reporting. In addition
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This ‘Tenacious Underdog’ Won His First Supreme Court Case. Now He’s Back.

New York Times by Adam Liptak December 4, 2017 About a decade ago, the leaders of a Florida city held a closed-door meeting to discuss how to intimidate and silence a critic named Fane Lozman. So far, their plan has
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First the city sank his house. Now, he’s at the Supreme Court over free speech case

Miami Herald by Monique O. Madan November 13, 2017 Nearly five years ago, Fane Lozman won a landmark case in the Supreme Court when the justices ruled that his houseboat was not a boat, but his floating home, and that
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Supreme Court To Hear Florida First Amendment Case

WJCT by Jim Saunders, News Service of Florida November 13, 2017 The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up a First Amendment case stemming from the arrest of a frequent government critic as he spoke during a South
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Florida Man Back at Supreme Court With 1st Amendment Case

US News and World Report by Curt Anderson, AP November 13, 2017 The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a First Amendment case brought by a Florida man who previously won a landmark ruling from the justices on whether his floating
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Prosecutors: Riviera Officials Traded Private Emails on City Business

August 3, 2016 – The Palm Beach Post by Eliot Kleinberg Riviera Beach City Council members Dawn Pardo, Cedric Thomas and Bruce Guyton traded emails about city business on their personal accounts and held private face-to-face talks on city issues,
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