Government lawyers fight release of Vandy rape trial records

As the fight over records in a high-profile Vanderbilt University rape case heads to the Tennessee Supreme Court, state and Metro lawyers are arguing against the release of the case files that remain under seal.

The Tennessean, eight media organizations and the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government filed suit against Metro Nashville in fall 2013 seeking records in the hands of police, including text messages between Vanderbilt football players and coaches.

The Tennessee Court of Appeals partially ruled against the media coalition, but the state's highest court agreed to review the case, setting a May 28 date for oral arguments. Continue>>>