Judge allows public records lawsuit against Sumner County schools to proceed

GALLATIN — The Sumner County School Board lost the first round in a court fight Friday to be able to reject public records requests from citizens who make those requests Continue Reading

TCOG, SPJ-East TN: Arguments in Open Meetings case make a mockery of state’s Sunshine Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 3, 2014 CONTACTS:  Deborah Fisher, executive director, Tennessee Coalition for Open Government, fisher@tcog.info, (615) 602-4080; Michael T. Martinez, president of the East Tennessee Professional Chapter of the Society Continue Reading

Request to appeal Vanderbilt records case aims to settle what police can withhold from public

The Tennessean, seven other media outlets, the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters and Tennessee Coalition for Open Government have filed a request with the Tennessee Supreme Court to appeal a lower Continue Reading

Greene County IDB argues citizens don’t have a right to hear deliberations at public meetings

The County Industrial Development Board of Greeneville and Greene County is arguing in a lawsuit that the Open Meetings Act does not require that citizens be able to hear deliberations Continue Reading