Appellate court reverses trial court, upholds attorney fee provision in public records case

The Court of Appeals on Thursday found a Lynnville city recorder was willful in denying a citizen access to inspect public records when she required an upfront $150, and remanded Continue Reading

7-month quest for Gatlinburg fire records reflects poorly on state transparency

The November 2016 Gatlinburg fire killed 14 people and cost millions of dollars in damages. It was one of Tennessee’s worst disasters. A central question remains: Why did state and Continue Reading

Judge rules Fall Creek Falls privatization records should be released

In a win for government transparency, Davidson County Chancellor Bill Young ruled today that government records requested by the Nashville Scene regarding the privatization of Fall Creek Falls State Park Continue Reading

Hendersonville Standard: Legal bills climb to $238K in Sumner Schools public records case

The Hendersonville Standard recently reported that Sumner County School Board had another $125,237 in legal bills after voting to appeal a public records ruling, bringing the total cost of the Continue Reading

TCOG files amicus brief in Sumner County case over emailed public records request

The Tennessee Coalition for Open Government has filed an amicus curiae brief with the Court of Appeals in Nashville in a case in which the Sumner County Board of Education argues Continue Reading