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A civil rights victory

A while back, a Texas professor sued because the law allowed people to carry guns on campus. He had some bogus legal argument. A lower court dismissed the claim. Now, the Fifth Circuit has affirmed the lower court’s decision.

5 Responses to “A civil rights victory”

  1. Dave L. Says:

    Actually, it was three professors, all with names that look female.

    Of course, it’s Austin, so you can’t assume pronouns.

  2. mikee Says:

    Interesting reading, that decision. The judge repeatedly writes that words actually have well-understood definitions, and saying that words mean something other than what they have always meant, while amusing, isn’t a legal basis for making people do what you want them to.

    Put simply, he told plaintiffs to stop making shit up.

  3. Lyle Says:

    “Put simply, he told plaintiffs to stop making shit up.”

    Making shit up works more often than not. They know that if they keep doing it, they’ll get what they want.

    I’d hardly call it “victory” (we keep using that word…) when the perpetrators are merely dismissed, let go to regroup and try again and again. But I suppose we’re forced to take it where we can get it. Or are we?

    How is it just when someone can actually file suit against human rights and then go home afterwards? Have they not just, openly and officially, declared themselves enemies of the people?

  4. mikee2010@att.net Says:

    Enemies of the people? I’m sure Antifa will be right on that, and will take care of them for the good of the revolution!

  5. B Dubya Says:

    The decision contained a very good discussion of the concept of legal standing in a case. Notably, if you self harm yourself because of your own character faults, you cannot claim standing in a case such as the one presented.
    Nice.