Judge tosses Texas professors' lawsuit over guns on campus
July 7, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit by three University of Texas professors who argued that a new state law allowing concealed handguns on campus could have a "chilling effect" on classroom debate.
Sociology professor Jennifer Lynn Glass and English professors Lisa Moore and Mia Carter sued last summer, before the law took effect in September. It requires public universities to allow people with concealed-handgun licenses to carry weapons inside school buildings.
The professors said guns in classrooms could lead to self-censorship during discussions about emotiona...