If you’re familiar with the, um, imaginative underpinings of the suit three University of Texas professors filed in a hail Mary bid to hold up the school’s implementation of campus carry, this news won’t surprise you. “A federal judge on Monday denied a request by three University of Texas professors for a preliminary injunction that would have allowed them to ban concealed handguns from their classrooms.
“U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel of Austin said he found no precedent for the professors’ argument that they have a right of academic freedom under the First Amendment so broad that it overrides decisions of the Legislature and the university that employs them.”
Apparently Yaekel couldn’t find a right to academic freedom anywhere in the emanations and penumbras of the Constitution…no matter how hard he looked. Go figure.
Or, as Attorney General Ken Paxton put it, “There is simply no legal justification to deny licensed, law-abiding citizens on campus the same measure of personal protection they are entitled to elsewhere in Texas.” ‘Nuff said.