UT professors continue fight against campus carry in appeals court
AUSTIN, Texas —
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.