Minch Minchin

Minch Minchin

Phone: 904-914-3070

Minch joined Shullman Fugate in August 2020. His practice focuses on content, defamation, access-to-information, and intellectual property disputes.

Minch’s passion for media law began when he worked as a reporter, photographer, and editor at the Independent Florida Alligator at the University of Florida, where he also played linebacker for the Gator football team. While earning his J.D., Minch worked for a media nonprofit in Washington, D.C., a law firm in Tampa, Florida, and two federal judges in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Minch also taught media law to University of Florida undergraduate students and served as the Executive Articles Editor of the Florida Law Review.

Prior to joining the firm, Minch spent six years in academia, where he researched and wrote on a variety of media law and First Amendment topics. Between his academic pursuits, Minch also worked as an analyst for the Florida Department of Financial Services in Tallahassee, Florida, and as a clerk for the Honorable Karon O. Bowdre, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.

Education

  • JD., Order of the Coif, University of Florida, 2018
  • PhD. in Mass Communications Law, University of Florida, 2018
  • MA. in Mass Communications Law, Graduate with Distinction, University of Florida, 2014
  • BS. in Journalism, summa cum laude, University of Florida, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Speaking and Media

  • An Egregious Mess at the FCC Continues, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications National Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2016).
  • The Content-Neutrality Doctrine after Reed v. Gilbert, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications National Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2016).
  • Child-Rearing and the First Amendment, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications National Conference, Montreal, Quebec (2014).
  • Gruesome Images, Shocking Speech, and Harm to Minors, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications Southeastern Colloquium, Gainesville, Florida (2014).
  • Firearms and Free Expression, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications National Conference, Washington, D.C. (2013).

Publications

  • A Foundation for the Marketplace: Why the Marketplace of Ideas Needs Natural Law for Support & the Content-Neutrality Doctrine for Application, Doctoral Dissertation (2018).
  • The Content-Neutrality Doctrine Still Works, L. Rev. F. (2017).
  • Can the Undue Burden Standard Add Clarity and Rigor to Intermediate Scrutiny in First Amendment Jurisprudence?: A Proposal Cutting Across Constitutional Domains for Time, Place & Manner Regulations, L. Rev. (2017) (co-author).
  • A Doctrine at Risk: Content-Neutrality in a Post-Reed Landscape, L. & Pol’y (2017).
  • Indecency Four Years After Fox Television Stations: From Big Papi to a Porn Star, an Egregious Mess at the FCC Continues, Richmond L. Rev. (2016) (co-author).
  • Gruesome Images, Shocking Speech & Harm to Minors: Judicial Pushback Against the First Amendment After Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association? Sports & Ent. L.J. (2014) (co-author).
  • Child-Rearing and the First Amendment: Examining the Governmental & Parental Interests in Protecting Minors from Harmful Speech, Graduate Thesis (2014).
  • Physicians, Firearms & Free Expression: Reconciling First Amendment Theory with Doctrinal Analysis Regarding the Right to Ask Patients Questions, C. First Amend. L. Rev. (2014) (co-author).

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