Court of Appeals reins in state’s expansive use of investigative exemption

The Tennessee Court of Appeals in a ruling on Friday put much-needed limits around the so-called investigative exemption that has been used by the state to cloak otherwise public records. Continue Reading

Sociology professor studying immigration files public records suit against Knox County sheriff

A sociology professor who researches immigration enforcement has filed a public records lawsuit against the Knox County Sheriff, claiming the office has repeatedly violated the law in denying and delaying Continue Reading

TCOG, Associated Press, Gannett, Sinclair, others file amicus brief in “investigative records” case

Several news organizations and the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government have filed an amicus brief in a case under appeal in which ordinary public records were swept into an investigative Continue Reading

Judge rules against Phil Williams saying public records can be withheld if relevant to an investigation

Another blow was dealt to public records access in Tennessee this month when NewsChannel 5 lost a case in Chancery Court in Davidson County related to a recent controversy involving Continue Reading

NewsChannel 5 files suit after denied access to Jason Locke travel reimbursement records

NewsChannel 5 has filed a public records lawsuit after it was denied access to travel reimbursement and phone records related to former acting TBI director Jason Locke’s alleged affair with Continue Reading