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

Column: Opioid trial must be completely open

  In 2007, the state of Tennessee and 25 other states reached a $19.5 million settlement agreement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, who they alleged was violating consumer laws in Continue Reading

Appeals court rules economic development organization subject to public records, open meetings law

In a win for a group of citizens in East Tennessee, the Court of Appeals in Knoxville ruled this week that a nonprofit economic development organization in Jefferson County is Continue Reading