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Offline CitizensHaveRights

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Court of Appeals upholds UofM gun ban
« on: June 08, 2017, 10:07:30 AM »

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The University of Michigan can ban guns on its campuses, the state appeals court said, rejecting arguments that the school is stepping on turf controlled by the Legislature.

In a 2-1 decision, the court said a 2001 ban doesn’t violate the U.S. Constitution. The court also said the university isn’t covered by a state law that prevents local governments from putting limits on guns.

The university is a “state-level, not a lower level or inferior level, governmental entity. More specifically, it is a constitutional corporation of independent authority,” judges Mark Cavanagh and Deborah Servitto said.

All University of Michigan properties are gun-free for students, non-police staff and the general public, unless a waiver for “extraordinary circumstances” is granted by the public safety department.

Judge David Sawyer wrote a dissenting opinion, saying the university is exceeding its authority by adopting its own restrictions. The appeals court decision was dated Tuesday but released Wednesday.
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Re: Court of Appeals upholds UofM gun ban
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2017, 10:06:20 PM »
So using their logic that UofM is a state-level authority and isn't subject to preemption, that means that they can ignore any state law or regulation they want to with impunity.