Tag: Richard Spencer

Drew WilsonFebruary 20, 2018
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4min53
The Senate Judiciary Committee narrowly avoided killing a campus “free speech” bill, opting to instead temporarily postpone it after the roll had been called despite objections the move was not procedurally sound. SB 1234, sponsored by Ocala Republican Sen. Dennis Baxley, would erase dedicated “free speech zones” on college campuses, instead opening entire campuses to […]

Drew WilsonFebruary 7, 2018
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10min23
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday to advance a bill by Sarasota Sen. Greg Steube, SB 1168, that the Consumer Protection Coalition said would “do little to protect consumers” from Assignment of Benefits abuse. The group said it prefers HB 7015 by Rep. Jay Trumbull, which includes modifications to one-way attorney fees which proponents say […]

Jim RosicaFebruary 6, 2018
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5min39
The Senate version of the “Campus Free Expression Act” cleared its first panel on a party-line vote Tuesday over the opposition of the state’s American Civil Liberties Union chapter. The ACLU of Florida says the bill (SB 1234) “would make Florida public colleges and universities legally liable for disruptions caused by student protesters.” Democrats on the […]

Guest AuthorJanuary 26, 2018
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Welcome to the United States of America, otherwise known as the world’s largest free speech zone. Unfortunately, too many college administrators don’t see it that way. On campuses across Florida and the rest of the nation, people in charge of higher education have established euphemistically named “free speech zones” that limit the places where students […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 20, 2017
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2min28
With white nationalist “identitarian” Richard Spencer and his adherents now safely out of Alachua County. Gov. Rick Scott lifted a state of emergency Friday. Scott thanked law enforcement, which included state and local reinforcements from nearby counties, saying he was “grateful that their unified efforts, in coordination with leadership at the University of Florida, kept all involved in […]

News Service Of FloridaOctober 20, 2017
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7min21
White nationalist Richard Spencer‘s speech Thursday at the University of Florida prompted a state of emergency, carried a $600,000 tab and drew more than 2,500 demonstrators. But law enforcement summarized the contentious event, which devolved into an antagonistic affair, as “a mostly peaceful day.” The emergency declaration issued by Gov. Rick Scott Monday, requested by Alachua County Sheriff […]


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