Judge says Sumner County Schools denied public records request, but not willful

Sumner County Judge Dee David Gay said Thursday in preliminary findings that Sumner County Schools denied a public records request from open government advocate Ken Jakes, but that he heard Continue Reading

Public records practices of Sumner County Schools under scrutiny at trial

Ken Jakes, an open government advocate and a candidate for an at-large council position on Nashville’s Metro Council, is expected to testify Thursday morning in a public records lawsuit he Continue Reading

Williamson County commissioners hold private meetings to interview school board replacement

Two Williamson County commissioners are holding private meetings with candidates to decide who should fill an open position on the Williamson County School Board, but the county commission attorney says their Continue Reading

TBA urges change in proposed rules for media coverage in courtrooms

The Tennessee Bar Association applauded the Tennessee Supreme Court’s initiative to update its rules on media coverage in courtrooms in comments filed Thursday, but suggested changes to the court’s proposal Continue Reading

My favorite part of the ACOG meeting about charging new fees for public records (VIDEO)

The Office of Open Records Counsel has posted video of the meeting she held with the Advisory Committee on Open Government Committee meeting from June 29. The topics covered were Continue Reading