TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Mar 19, 2015

The Knoxville News Sentinel’s editorial board has come out in opposition to a rules change being contemplated by the Tennessee Supreme Court to govern news coverage in the state’s courtrooms. While the changes are meant to update rules for the digital age, the paper argues that the proposal “would be more likely to reduce transparency” as judges would be allowed to bar laptops and smart phones if they contain camera or recording capabilities. A better approach, the paper maintains, is to regulate the activities, not the devices, of journalists.