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Buyers may not understand risks in coastal purchases, new UF study shows

Published: Oct 2nd, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Living along a Florida beach sounds like a dream, but it can bring nightmarish worries, including severe weather, erosion and regulations limiting how the land is used.

Brechner Center files brief in Freedom of Information Act case before U.S. Supreme Court

Published: Dec 6th, 2010

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.

Boys more prone to trouble after family upheavals, UF study finds

Published: Apr 8th, 2009

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.

UF author: Technology jeopardizes individual privacy

UF author: Technology jeopardizes individual privacy

Published: Oct 7th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Technology has intruded into every aspect of modern life, from how people die to how they conduct their public and private business. Although the benefits of technology are obvious, the risks can be huge.

UF offers nation’s first master’s degree in environmental and land use law

UF offers nation’s first master’s degree in environmental and land use law

Published: Jun 12th, 2008

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 […]

Government surveillance harms society, UF law professor writes in new book

Published: Mar 4th, 2008

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.

UF graduate student evaluates flawed ‘Son of Sam’ laws

Published: Dec 6th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Research by a University of Florida graduate student finds most state statutes designed to prevent criminals from profiting from telling the story of their crimes are ineffective and unconstitutional.

Faith-based programs for kids can work without legal controversies

Published: Jun 5th, 2007

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.

New UF partnerships help solve Florida’s growth management issues

New UF partnerships help solve Florida’s growth management issues

Published: Feb 19th, 2007

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.

Historic preservation enhances quality of life of Floridians, UF study finds

Published: Dec 20th, 2006

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.