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

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

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