GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Brechner Center for Freedom of Information at the University of Florida and other open government groups have filed a friend of the court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to keep more information available to the public. The court is considering whether corporations can invoke the “personal privacy” exemption to the federal Freedom of Information Act.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Family disruptions such as divorce or children being forced to live elsewhere are tougher on boys than girls, according to a newly published University of Florida study, which finds that rates of male juvenile delinquency and drug use rise when the household composition changes.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In a world grappling with critical shortages of water, increasing developmental pressures and the unknown but real threats of climate change, environmental and land use law policies and applications are changing almost as fast as the weather.
To prepare a new generation of environmental lawyers to meet these challenges, the University of Florida [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Acts of government surveillance — from increasing use of closed-circuit televisions and global positioning systems to an array of sophisticated technologies that can access records about our activities — represent an insidious assault on the freedom of Americans that the law has failed to respond to, according to a new book from a University of Florida law professor.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Faith-based correctional programs for troubled kids can survive and even thrive without legal challenges if they follow Florida’s lead in keeping participation voluntary and welcoming different religions, a new University of Florida study finds.
GAINESVILLE, FLA. — Finding realistic and equitable legal solutions to a wide range of important growth management issues – especially those that affect agriculture, green space, water resources and energy – is easier thanks to a new partnership between the University of Florida’s Extension Service and UF’s Levin College of Law.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Historic preservation enhances the quality of life of Floridians through economic and cultural contributions to an improved sense of place, according to a new study from the University of Florida.