Tennessee’s state Supreme Courtroom has vacated a ruling that required police to publicly launch their investigation of nation singer Naomi Judd’s dying.
The Supreme Courtroom didn’t rule on whether or not the data might be launched, however despatched the case again to the decrease courtroom for an additional listening to.
Judd’s household has requested that police data which comprise video and audio interviews with kinfolk within the quick aftermath of Judd’s dying not be made public.
Releasing such particulars would inflict “vital trauma and irreparable hurt” on the household, the Judds petition mentioned. It argued that the police investigative information are coated by an exemption to the state’s public data regulation.
Williamson County Chancellor Joseph A. Woodruff dominated in opposition to the Judd household on Aug. 31, denying their request for an injunction to maintain the data personal whereas they pursue their authorized case. Woodruff mentioned the data “Don’t seem to fall inside any acknowledged exception to the Public Data Act.”
He added that public data embrace physique digital camera footage taken inside Judd’s house. However the Supreme Courtroom mentioned on Thursday that Woodruff shouldn’t have dominated on which particular data are public and that are personal and not using a full listening to on the difficulty.
The courtroom vacated Woodruff’s earlier ruling and despatched the case again to the Chancery Courtroom for a brand new listening to.
Judd died by suicide on April 30 at her house in Tennessee at age 76.