Judge rules Tennessee School Boards Association is ‘functional equivalent’

A Davidson County judge ruled Monday that the Tennessee School Boards Association is subject to the state public records law because it is a functional equivalent of a government agency. Continue Reading

Settlement requires Memphis Shelby Crime Commission to produce records

The Memphis Shelby Crime Commission has released records about its funding of the Memphis Police Department a year after a public records lawsuit. Wendi Thomas, founder of MLK50: Justice Through Continue Reading

Williamson County mother files public records suit against Tennessee School Boards Association

A Williamson County mother, represented by the Beacon Center of Tennessee, has filed a public records lawsuit against the Tennessee School Boards Association after being denied access to the association’s Continue Reading

Appeals court rules economic development organization subject to public records, open meetings law

In a win for a group of citizens in East Tennessee, the Court of Appeals in Knoxville ruled this week that a nonprofit economic development organization in Jefferson County is Continue Reading

Appeals Court: Records in Memphis police chief search not public

The Court of Appeals ruled this week that applications sent to a police association charged with interviewing and identifying finalists for a new Memphis police chief last year do not Continue Reading