Public hearings, survey to gather citizen, government input on public records fee proposal

Three public hearings will be held around the state in September to gather opinions and input about a legislative proposal to allow local and state government agencies to charge fees Continue Reading

Reporters Committee, others file amicus brief in Tennessee police records case

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters, the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression and the University of Virginia School of Continue Reading

Judge seals evidence from Vanderbilt rape trial

The Tennessean reports that Judge Monte Watkins, in an unusual move, has sealed all evidence presented in the recent Vanderbilt rape trial of two former football players. An excerpt from Continue Reading

Tennessee Supreme Court agrees to hear public records case involving police files

The Tennessee Supreme Court has granted the application of The Tennessean and other media organizations to appeal a Court of Appeals decision regarding what police records are exempt from the Continue Reading