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Case Not Closed

This looks like at least a partial win for the Robertsons in their donor-intent lawsuit against Princeton:

TRENTON, N.J. – Family members that want Princeton University to return one of its biggest donations can get their day in court.
A judge says there may be a trial to decide whether the money can be taken away.

The judge also says the trial can determine whether the Ivy League school was within its rights to change who oversees investments of the donation.

Heirs of Charles and Marie Robertson say the university has not followed the intent of the 1961 donation of $35 million in stocks. It is now worth more than $880 million.
Their parents gave the money for the school to train government diplomats and spies.

The judge also ruled in favor of Princeton on several issues.

More details here and here.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.


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