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Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. listens to UKs lawyer during oral arguments heard by the Kentucky Supreme Court in UKs lawsuit against the Kernel on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, at the Kentucky Supreme Court in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff.

Details of the James Harwood investigation and records battle

Emily Girard August 26, 2021

James Harwood, at the time an associate professor of entomology at UK, resigned from his position in February 2016 after being accused of sexual harassment. The terms of his resignation agreement stated...

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This battle is (kind of) over. It shouldn’t have had to be fought.

Kernel Editorial Board March 29, 2021

Five years. Six editors. Thousands of dollars in court fees and lawyer payments.The University of Kentucky’s lawsuit against the Kentucky Kernel has had a heavy toll. But in the end, the ruling was simple:...

Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. listens to UKs lawyer during oral arguments heard by the Kentucky Supreme Court in UKs lawsuit against the Kernel on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, at the Kentucky Supreme Court in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff.

Kentucky Supreme Court rules in favor of Kernel in lawsuit from UK

Natalie Parks March 25, 2021

The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Kentucky Kernel in an open records lawsuit from the University of Kentucky, upholding the ruling from Kentucky's Court of Appeals and ending a five-year...

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We must condemn HB 387 at all costs

February 28, 2019

“They really want a government that operates in darkness.”That’s what Amye Bensenhaver, former assistant attorney general, said about House Bill 387 on Tuesday, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. I...

Judge Robert Johnson listens to Assistant Attorney General Travis Mayos argument at the Kentucky Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Decision in Kernel, UK case to be delayed; court will reconsider case

Rick Childress December 10, 2018

A new three-judge appeals court panel will have to be assembled and will have to reconsider UK's lawsuit with the Kernel, the Kentucky Court of Appeals announced in an order last week. The appointment...

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KSU must give employee sexual misconduct report to Kernel, AG rules

Rick Childress November 21, 2018

The Kentucky Attorney General ruled that Kentucky State University must give investigative documents pertaining to alleged sexual misconduct by a university employee over to the Kernel. The decision,...

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The battle continues.

Bailey Vandiver August 21, 2018

After nearly two years of legal proceedings, the Kentucky Kernel is still involved in three lawsuits concerning the obtainment of records about sexual misconduct at universities.The Kernel’s pursuit...

UK, Kernel ready for appellate court battle

Rick Childress January 26, 2018

Both UK’s and the Kernel’s law teams have filed their arguments for the impending Kentucky appellate court decision.This hearing comes after the Kernel appealed a January 2017 decision from a Fayette...

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KSU must submit previously withheld documents to AG

October 17, 2017

A Franklin County Circuit Court ruled that Kentucky State University has to submit previously withheld investigative documents pursed by the Kentucky Kernel regarding sexual misconduct cases.The judge’s...

North Dakota proposes open records exemption for university leadership applicants

Madison Rexroat January 31, 2017

A new bill proposed earlier in the year would make candidates applying for top positions in North Dakota’s state universities exempt from open records laws.The bill, intended to reduce the number of...

Judge denies motion to dismiss BYU open records case

Madison Rexroat January 28, 2017

A judge in Utah decided Wednesday to deny Brigham Young University’s motion to dismiss an open records lawsuit filed by The Salt Lake Tribune.The Tribune filed the lawsuit after the BYU Police Department...

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Universities cite UK v. Kernel in open records denials

Matt Smith December 7, 2016

The Kernel requested documents pertaining to sexual misconduct investigations of the past five years at Kentucky universities, and the responses so far have returned limited information about incidents. UK...

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