Tennessee Supreme Court says police records in active cases may be withheld from the public

The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled today that any record that is part of an active police department’s criminal investigation may be withheld under the state’s public records laws. The opinion written Continue Reading

Appeals Court denies Sumner Schools request; deadline to fix public records policy is March 1

The Court of Appeals in Nashville today denied a request by Sumner County Schools to delay enforcement of a judge’s order to bring their public records policy into compliance with Continue Reading

The Tennessean urges Sumner school board to release legal bills in public records fight

UPDATE, 3/18/16: The Sumner County Board of Education has released minimally redacted records of its billing statements for legal services in a high-profile lawsuit over access to public records. But Continue Reading

News Sentinel files lawsuit over sealed court documents in UT rape case

The Knoxville News Sentinel filed a lawsuit today, after requesting for more than a year to inspect court records and exhibits in the aggravated rape cases against former Tennessee football Continue Reading