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Isaac Sutherland, left, and Mallory Hudson answer questions during the SGA Presidential and Vice Presidential Debate on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, at the Gatton Student Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

SGA court finds Sutherland/Hudson violated election rules, Sutherland will appeal

Kendall Staton, News Editor March 23, 2023

The UK Student Government Association (SGA) Supreme Court published a slip opinion on the UKSGA website, detailing what caused the disqualification of Isaac Sutherland and Mallory Hudson from the student...

SGA presidential candidate Andrew Laws (right) speaks during the SGA presidential debate on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, at the Gatton Student Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

SGA Supreme Court holds hearing on presidential election allegations

Kendall Staton March 10, 2022

UK’s student government association (SGA) held a Supreme Court hearing on March 7 to hear claims from presidential candidate administrations over election misconduct allegations.During the violation...

US Supreme Court rules against NCAA, allows student-athletes to be compensated

Hunter Shelton June 21, 2021

In a landmark ruling for the landscape of college athletics, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled against the NCAA on Monday, allowing student athletes to be able to receive unlimited education-related...


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

Kernel Editorial Board March 30, 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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RBG’s potential pre-election replacement should concern both sides of the aisle

Sarah Michels September 19, 2020

When news of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death hit the nation Friday, there was little time to grieve. RBG, a champion for gender equality and underrepresented peoples, had been battling pancreatic cancer...

Date set for Supreme Court hearing of UK, Kernel lawsuit

Date set for Supreme Court hearing of UK, Kernel lawsuit

Sarah Michels September 3, 2020

After a four-year legal battle, lawsuit between UK and the Kentucky Kernel will be heard by the Kentucky Supreme Court. The lawsuit, Kernel Press v. University of Kentucky, was originally filed against...

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

KY Supreme Court declines to rule on death penalty for those under 21

Jacob Eads March 27, 2020

The Kentucky Supreme Court has balked at a chance to decide whether criminal defendants between the ages of 18 and 21 can face the death penalty.The state’s highest court declined to interfere Thursday...

(left to right) Candidates for SGA vice president, Andy Flood, and president, Tucket Lovett, listen as current president Michael Hamilton and director of government relations Katherine Speece voice their concerns to the judicial panel on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at the Gatton College of Business in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Dueling complaints in SGA presidential race settled by student court

Jacob Eads February 14, 2019

A pair of claims brought before the Student Government Association Supreme Court questioning the legitimacy of each of the candidates for Student Body President ended in a wash Wednesday night.In nearly...

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Seven UK law professors sign petition opposing Kavanaugh nomination

Jacob Eads October 5, 2018

Seven UK faculty members are among over 2,400 law professors who signed a letter addressed to the U.S. Senate calling for Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court to be overturned.The letter...

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Supreme Court justices should be chosen via public election

October 3, 2018

As we all know by now, President Donald Trump found someone to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who on July 31, 2018, stepped down after more than 30 years on the United States Supreme Court.As college...

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India’s decriminalization of gay sex is a step toward equality for all

September 7, 2018

In a landmark ruling, India’s Supreme Court struck down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, decriminalizing gay sex.In short, the Indian Penal Code outlines the list of possible punishments per offense...

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