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  •  i think it actually may be a bit more than that. (2+ / 0-)
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    PeterHug, BYw
    The fact of the secret meeting is simply what it is: a secret meeting that should not have been.
    it's the "fruit of the poisoned tree" scenario. if the meeting itself wasn't legal, then any decisions made at that meeting are not legal, because the participants lacked standing, under law, to make them. so, if it turns out that the board's ok was required, to make the switch from the ACC to the Big Ten, any decision they made would be void on its face. basic contract law.

    so, the big question here is, was the board's agreement necessary, in order for the school to change its NCAA athletic conference affiliation? this is why it's important to know exactly what happened during those two illegally closed meetings. also, why i suspect they'll fight tooth and nail to keep that information secret.

    •  It is bizarre. (1+ / 0-)
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      BYw

      here's the interesting question ... Supposedly, Loh of UMCP could make the athletic decision without the regents or anyone else.

      It turns out there's an associated academic consortium which affects, not just UMCP, but all school in the UM system.

      Which the regents oversee. So when did they delegate control over academic things like this to one or two people?

      As far as poisoned trees, the only way to reverse the discussion is for a suit to be filed and a judge to act. That's one reason Maryland is 47th in the nation when it comes to open government.

      Thump! Bang. Whack-boing. It's dub!

      by dadadata on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 02:39:51 AM PST

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