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FAF February Roundup

Join the First Amendment Foundation next month at FSU Law in Tallahassee as we honor our 2018 Sunshine Award Recipients. Featuring Chief 2000 Presidential Election Recount Attorneys David Boies (Gore) and Barry Richard (Bush). Moderated by former Tampa Bay Times Bureau Chief Steve Bousquet.

Recount Redux: Bush v. Gore, 2000 v. 2018

Thu, March 14, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:15 PM
6:00pm Reception and Sunshine Week Awards – ROTUNDA
7:15pm Evening Program – ROOM 101

Florida State University Law School
425 West Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Tickets: $100 per person
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Please come support the First Amendment Foundation by planning to attend this exclusive discussion featuring three history-makers.

*For more information and for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Katie Bohnett at 850-224-4555 or katie@floridafaf.org.


FAF Member Feature

Check out FAF’s own Ron Sachs, Founder & CEO of Sachs Media Group, in a feature video that the University of Florida has just released.

The video is part of the 50th anniversary of the College of Journalism and Communication featuring a fascinating and historic story that Ron was at the center of while he was a student at UF.

The video tells the story of Ron’s felony arrest on a First Amendment issue when he was Editor-in-Chief of UF’s campus newspaper, the Alligator. The stand that Ron and the newspaper took resulted in an archaic and unconstitutional law being overturned in a landmark victory for campus newspapers nationwide. A worthy watch, and the story also includes #RecountRedux2k event feature, Mr. Barry Richard who was the young Florida Assistant Attorney General under then A.G. Bob Shevin who wrote the opinion that UF President O’Connell could not censor (exercise prior restraint) on the college newspaper in advance of publishing. Check it out here!


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About the First Amendment Foundation

The First Amendment Foundation believes that government openness and transparency is critical to citizen trust and involvement in our democratic society – without Government in the Sunshine, civic engagement cannot bloom. Through ongoing monitoring of the state’s public records, open meetings laws, the education of government officials and citizens – the Foundation promotes the public’s constitutional right to oversee and to participate in the governance process.

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