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(KSL News) The fight over guns on campus at the University of Utah appears to be over. A bill signed by Governor Jon Huntsman Jr. allows students on Utah's colleges to select dorm roommates who do not carry guns. The bill represents a compromise between pro-gun legislators and higher education leaders.
The University of Utah sued over a law that allowed those holding concealed weapons permits to carry weapons on campuses. They sought approval of a campus-wide gun ban on the grounds the school had the right to make such rules to protect academic freedoms and safety on campus.
The lawsuit will now be dropped.