Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Barnes Argument

There was a hearing yesterday in the petitions to reopen the Barnes Foundation case. Randy Kennedy had a brief report in today's New York Times. The Philadelphia Inquirer is here. The AP is here.

According to the Inquirer, "Ott asked no questions during oral arguments yesterday, saying only that a decision would be issued 'as expeditiously' as possible."

Lee Rosenbaum "very reluctantly find[s] the foundation's 'too little, too late' argument against reopening the case to be legally (but not ethically) persuasive." Tyler Green sees "cause for mild optimism." I had some thoughts on the Friends of the Barnes's recent papers here.