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Lucian Pera and Ben Fox Assisting The Marshall Project with Tennessee Public Records Act Suit

February 07, 2019

Memphis attorneys Lucian Pera and Ben Fox are representing The Marshall Project, an independent nonprofit news outlet that covers the criminal justice system, in its filing of a lawsuit under the Tennessee Public Records Act. 

Lucian and Ben, with lawyers for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, argued that the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission, a nonprofit organization whose board includes the mayor, the district attorney and other public officials, is the “functional equivalent” of a government agency and thus subject to public disclosure laws.

Read more about the suit.