Wyoming high court overturns judge in UW gun case


LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Supreme Court has ruled that a district judge wrongly issued an order in a case challenging the University of Wyoming ability to restrict people's ability to carry firearms on campus.

The state's high court decided 3-2 Wednesday to overturn District Judge Tori Kricken's ruling that a state law prohibiting local governments and entities from making their own gun regulations only applies to guns manufactured in Wyoming.

The Laramie Boomerang reports that a majority of Supreme Court justices ruled that a different judge, not Kricken, has jurisdiction over the case.

Uinta County resident Lyle Williams sued the university after UW police cited him for openly carrying his firearm during the Wyoming Republican Party state convention last year.

Williams argued the school's ban on guns violates the state law. Kricken's ruling upheld the UW ban.

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