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  •  would the long-term *practice* of grants to (2+ / 0-)
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    Lujane, blueoasis

    charities hold any sway?

    My memory is fuzzy on details, but I vaguely recall some long ago legal advice to the effect that the court could (or would) consider a continuing practice to supercede the governing docs of a nonprofit corporation, even if the practice was in conflict with the docs. Obviously a nonprofit corporation differs from a state constitution... just wondering whether any parallel exists.

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