Attorney Carl Solomon revealed that during oral arguments on behalf of Richland 2 before the South Carolina Supreme Court. Did he try to lead the five justices to think that money was just sitting around, unneeded, undesignated, just waiting to be spent? Did he think, "Oh, they're just judges; they won't understand finances"?
Obviously, Richland 2 doesn't have an $80,000,000 slush fund. Or does it?
Where did the superintendent find Solomon? And Hutto? Why wasn't the attorney for the school district, Kathryn Mahoney, in on this lawsuit? How did the superintendent sign up Solomon and Hutto without the board's approval? The board got its money's worth with Hutto on the pro bono deal. I learned a long time ago that legal advice is what you pay for it.
Why did the superintendent even start the lawsuit without the board's specific approval?
Or did the board give him a wink and a nod in the executive session? If so, that's called "taking an action", which is prohibited in executive session.
And for that, every board member, including the two trustees-elect who have been allowed to act as board members, who approved Manning's Motion should be held accountable and tossed off the board. You'll remember that Trustee Agostini voted No on Manning's most-carefully crafted Motion.
At the next board meeting the board should be quizzed in detail about that $80,000,000. Did Carl Solomon misrepresent that money in Richland 2's bank account?
I hope you didn't miss Solomon's statement to the five justices of the S.C. Supreme Court, when he said, "It ain't [sic] about the money." He wasn't using slang. As soon as he said it, he probably thought, "Oops!"