MI Supreme Court returns UM gun case to lower court
The Michigan Supreme Court has returned a challenge to the University of Michigan’s on-campus gun restrictions to a lower court
The unsigned court order instructs the Michigan Court of Appeals to consider whether the U-M policy violates a U-S Supreme Court decision. The US Supreme Court, in a case from New York, struck down many gun restrictions.
An Ann Arbor resident sued U-of-M, arguing he has the right to openly carry a gun on campus. U-of-M bans on campus without special permission.
The university says it’s exempt from a state law that bans local open carry restrictions. And that’s because a public university is not a local government. The Michigan Court of Appeals upheld the policy in 2017 with a 2-to-1 decision.
Justice Richard Bernstein did not participate in the case. His brother sits on the U-of-M Board of Regents.