TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 19, 2019
TheTennessee Court of Appeals on Friday ruled the state wrongly kept routine public records from multiple agencies secret, the Tennessean reports. The ruling came after the state attorney general's office refused to release state travel records, emails and other public documents related to Jason Locke, former acting director of the TBI, and another public official while multiple agencies investigated allegations that the two were having an affair. The appeals court embraced and strengthened the state's public records laws and said public documents stay public even when they are ensnared in an ongoing criminal investigation.