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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

UPDATE: Ohio’s ‘Heartbeat Bill’ goes into effect, causing immediate change to the state’s abortion landscape

Emma Andrus, Managing Editor June 24, 2022

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include information regarding the emergency motion to dissolve the federal injunction of Ohio's "Heartbeat Bill."  On Friday evening, a federal court moved...

Ohio Supreme Court again scraps GOP-drawn Statehouse maps

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Monday rejected a second set of Ohio Statehouse district maps that retained strong Republican majorities as gerrymandered — and sent them back for a...

Associate Justice Stephen Breyer sits during a group photo of the Justices at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC on April 23, 2021. (Photo by ERIN SCHAFF/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire

(CNN) -- Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire, setting up a seismic confirmation battle at the start of a midterm election year as President Joe Biden tries to find his footing with his...

Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state, has died from complications from Covid-19, his family said on Facebook. Powell is shown here at his home in Virginia.

Colin Powell, military leader and first Black US secretary of state, dies after complications from Covid-19

Devan Cole CNN October 18, 2021

(CNN) -- Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state whose leadership in several Republican administrations helped shape American foreign policy in the last years of the 20th century and the early...

NORRISTOWN, PA - SEPTEMBER 24: Actor/stand-up comedian Bill Cosby arrives for sentencing for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse on September 24, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)

Bill Cosby released from prison after Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturns sex assault conviction

(CNN) -- Bill Cosby was released from prison Wednesday after Pennsylvania's highest court overturned his sexual assault conviction, saying the disgraced actor's due process rights were violated.The stunning...

Mississippi Rebels and Xavier Musketeers players run by the NCAA logo at mid-court.

Supreme Court rules against NCAA, opening door to significant increase in compensation for student athletes

(CNN) -- A unanimous Supreme Court said on Monday that student athletes could receive education-related payments, in a case that could reshape college sports by allowing more money from a billion-dollar...

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House July 28, 2020 in Washington, DC.

Supreme Court allows release of Trump tax returns to NY prosecutor

(CNN) -- The Supreme Court cleared the way for a New York prosecutor to obtain former President Donald Trump's tax returns, dealing a massive loss to Trump who has fiercely fought to shield his financial...

Supreme Court denies election appeal from Pennsylvania Republicans

22 FEB 21 09:55 ET By Ariane de Vogue and Devan Cole, CNN February 22, 2021

(CNN) -- The Supreme Court on Monday denied an appeal from Republicans challenging a Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision that allowed ballots received up to three days after Election Day to be counted...

OPINION: The Overton Window — which way is it sliding?

Ross McDonnell Opinion Writer February 10, 2021

Ross McDonnell is a junior journalism major at Kent State and is just starting his second semester of writing for The Kent Stater and KentWired.com. While his eventual career goal one day is to become...

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What Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation means to students and faculty

Bella Hagey Reporter November 5, 2020

With Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court on Oct. 27, many fear losing access to abortion and birth control and seeing the legality of gay marriage overturned.Prominent Supreme Court...

Mackenzie Burchett gives a presentation during a Planned Parenthood Advocates of Kent State meeting on Feb. 21, 2020. 

What the 2020 election means to sexual violence survivors

Bella Hagey Reporter September 29, 2020

Although sexual violence survivors have dealt with a president with past sexual assault allegations for the past four years, they can only expect the same thing this fall.President Donald Trump, the 2020...

The Supreme Court said that states can bind members of the electoral college who fail to fulfill a pledge to vote for a states popular vote winner in presidential elections.

Supreme Court says states can punish Electoral College voters

(CNN) -- The Supreme Court said Monday that states can punish members of the Electoral College who break a pledge to vote for a state's popular vote winner in presidential elections.The case comes...

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