News-Sentinel Editor Jack McElroy on police records and the Supreme Court decision

From Jack McElroy, editor of the Knoxville News Sentinel, in a column published Sunday: Boy, did Gary Wade touch a nerve. The former Supreme Court justice dissented in the media’s Continue Reading

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

TBA urges change in proposed rules for media coverage in courtrooms

The Tennessee Bar Association applauded the Tennessee Supreme Court’s initiative to update its rules on media coverage in courtrooms in comments filed Thursday, but suggested changes to the court’s proposal Continue Reading

Knoxville prepares new blanket ban on releasing dashcam video, waits for TN Supreme Court ruling

The Knoxville Police Department is waiting on a decision by the Tennessee Supreme Court before it puts into place a new blanket ban on release of all dashcam videos, sometimes indefinitely. Continue Reading

Tennessee Supreme Court rules against identifying those involved with lethal injection process

News release from Administrative Office of the Court: The Tennessee Supreme Court has reversed a trial court ruling ordering the State to disclose the names of those involved in the Continue Reading