Kingsport, TN asked in Constitutional Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee

Q: In Tennessee, can I legally film the outside of courthouse or police station?

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A: In Tennessee, generally, you have the right to film public buildings like courthouses and police stations from public spaces. This is protected under the First Amendment, which covers the right to freely gather information about public officials in public places.

However, there are limitations to this right. For instance, certain areas around courthouses or police stations might have restrictions for security reasons. It's crucial to be aware of these restrictions to avoid legal issues.

Always ensure you're on public property while filming and not obstructing any official duties or violating any specific local ordinances. If you're unsure about the specific rules in Kingsport, TN, it might be wise to check with local authorities or consult a legal professional for advice on your specific situation. Remember, while you have the right to film, exercising this right responsibly and within the law is key.

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