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Great news out of Oregon and hope for other states to include.........(Arizona)
Ore. court throws out university gun ban | kgw.com Portland
Another link to the Oregon Firearms Federation alert.
From the court's decision:
Although the State Board of Higher Education is an arm of the state, it is not the Legislative Assembly. And while, as noted, the State Board of Higher Education has general authority to control and manage its property, ORS 351.060, and to enact administrative rules, ORS 351.070(4)(b), no argument can be reasonably made that OAR 580-022-0045(3)--which regulates the very subject expressly preempted by ORS 166.170(1)--was "expressly authorized" by the Legislative Assembly. See ORS 166.170(1). Therefore, we conclude that OAR 580-022-0045(3) is an exercise of an "authority to regulate" firearms that is not expressly authorized by the Legislative Assembly, and that it is preempted by ORS 166.170(1).1 Accordingly, the rule exceeds the agency's authority, ORS 183.400(4)(b), and is invalid.
A few years too late for me to make use of it on a regular basis, but the occasional conferences and seminars I attend on campuses will be safer for it.
Good news all around!