Judge: Registry of Election Finance board violated Open Meetings Act with secret vote by email

Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle ruled today that the Registry of Election Finance violated the Open Meetings Act when it voted by email outside of a public meeting to accept a Continue Reading

Chancellor to hear arguments in open meetings case against election finance board at 10 a.m. today

Chancellor Ellen Lyle is scheduled to hear arguments today in an open meetings lawsuit filed by several news media organizations and Tennessee Coalition for Open Government against the Tennessee Registry Continue Reading

Memphis news group alleges First Amendment violation over media advisory list blacklisting

Nonprofit online news organization MLK50 in Memphis has told a federal judge overseeing a consent decree against the city that the city has violated its journalists’ First Amendment rights and Continue Reading

TCOG, Associated Press, Gannett, Sinclair, others file amicus brief in “investigative records” case

Several news organizations and the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government have filed an amicus brief in a case under appeal in which ordinary public records were swept into an investigative Continue Reading