Monday, December 03, 2007

Randolph News

Opponents of the Randolph College art sale have raised half the million dollars needed to secure the temporary injunction blocking the sale and have been given an extension of time until February 15 to raise the other half. Lee Rosenbaum calls it "another court victory" for the plaintiffs, but I'm not sure it's "another" victory so much as a continuation of the initial victory: the sale is on hold until the court can resolve the case on its merits, and, if the sale is ultimately approved and the delay ends up costing the school money (because of changed market conditions, for example), there will now be a million dollars available to make it whole. As Richard Lacayo notes, "this prolonged drama has many more chapters to come."