UT professors continue fight against campus carry in appeals court

    FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015, file photo, protesters gather on the West Mall of the University of Texas campus, in Austin, to oppose a new state law that expands the rights of concealed handgun license holders to carry their weapons on public college campuses and as of Aug. 1, 2016, they can carry in campus buildings. Attorneys for three University of Texas professors were set to ask a federal appeals court Wednesday, July 11, 2018, to revive their lawsuit against the law allowing people with concealed-handgun licenses to carry weapons on public campuses. (Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)

    Three University of Texas professors head to an appeals court on Wednesday to keep their fight against guns in classrooms

    Their battle continues two years after a judge dismissed their original lawsuit.

    The three professors that filed this lawsuit all teach controversial subjects, and they say allowing guns in classrooms could stifle free speech.

    The Texas Legislature passed the “campus carry” law in 2015, allowing students with licenses to have concealed handguns on campus, and giving each university the power to come up with rules for enacting the law.

    After it was passed, there were widespread student protests.

    Dr. Jennifer Glass, Dr. Lisa Moore and Dr. Mia Carter filed their lawsuit shortly after, and it was dismissed in July 2016.

    Their move for a temporary injunction to block the law also failed one month later.

    The professors will be speaking to the appeals judges in New Orleans at 9 a.m.

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