Court of Appeals considers access to crime records in Tennessee

By Deborah Fisher, TCOG Executive Director Spectators packed the courtroom June 9 for oral arguments in the appeal of the public records case, The Tennessean et al v. Metro Government of Continue Reading

Behind the TSSAA ruling: Preserving public oversight over government functions

An Appeals Court finds that regulating high school sports is a government function, so the regulator should be subject to open records law.  Should the agency that regulates high school Continue Reading

7 new laws affecting meetings, records in TN – plus a few that didn’t make it

As the 108th General Assembly wraps up this week, here’s a quick rundown on new laws affecting government meetings and open records in Tennessee: Legislation passed: Sexual assault victims: The Continue Reading

Read court filings for and against open records in Vanderbilt rape case

Updated June 3 with additional briefs filed with Court of Appeals. The Tennessean and 10 other media organizations and related groups filed an open records lawsuit against Metro Government of Continue Reading