Ruling in Mosque Case Raises More Questions

Rutherford County Chancellor Robert Corlew's decision last week that county officials violated Tennessee's Open Meetings Act regarding plans to build the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro has thrown open the issue of whether government officials have a special duty to tell constituents about matters that might upset them — even if there have not yet been any complaints. The ruling also could fan an ongoing debate in the legislature over whether paid advertisements in newspapers, particularly those with low circulations, should continue to be the main way local governments tell the public what they're doing. Read more from the News Sentinel