Judge Declines to Make a Ruling Today

Joe Malchow reports on the goings on in Haverhill, where earlier today the first hearing of The Association of Alumni of Dartmouth College versus the Trustees of Dartmouth College was held:

Grafton County Superior Court Judge Timothy Vaughan, sitting at the Haverhill Court, has just concluded the first public hearing in the matter of the Association of Alumni of Dartmouth College versus the Trustees of Dartmouth College. (The alumni are not, as you have perhaps been given to understand, suing the “College” but rather the Trustees, as it was the latter that enacted the infamous Board-packing plan after pro-oversight candidates began winning elections via petition.)

The Association’s attorney and the Trustees’ three attorneys were present, as were College President Jim Wright, his outgoing publicity chief and speechwriter Sheila Culbert, and Vice President for Alumni Relations David Spalding.

Judge Vaughan did not issue a ruling on the Trustees’ motion to dismiss the case but promised to rule just as soon as possible.

UPDATE: Here is the D’s article.