By Michael Stipe, Associated PressA federal judge has ruled that a Kentucky law school’s practice of allowing students to withdraw from class if they see a classmate with a firearm violates the state’s constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Louisville issued the ruling Wednesday, giving the plaintiffs in the lawsuit the opportunity to appeal to the U.A.E.
A federal court’s dismissal of their claim that the law school violated the Second Amendment’s protection against state governments passing laws restricting access to firearms.
A three-judge panel of the U-S.
9th Circuit Court said in its ruling that the school’s policy was in line with Kentucky’s constitution.
The law school did not meet its obligations to students, the panel said, and did not violate the state constitution.
Steve Beshear, a Republican, has said the school is being investigated by the FBI for a possible link to the shootings at the end of last year that left 10 people dead.
A school official has said there was no connection between the shooting and the law office.
Lawmakers in other states are also seeking to pass laws restricting guns in schools.
Last year, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law requiring schools to allow guns in classrooms, saying the law violated the school district’s right to free speech.
The court did not issue an opinion on the suit filed by Lexington Law School in Lexington, Kentucky, but said the law was “likely to be struck down” in the United States Supreme Court if it is not overruled.
It did not rule on whether the law violates the Second Amendments.
Lawyers for the plaintiffs did not immediately respond to requests for comment.