However obvious the slinky, slimy maneuvers of the Barnes Movers aka Philly-stines, it's not at all easy to bring the matter before the the court. But the Friends' lawyer, Samuel C. Stretton, found a way. In the movie "The Art of the Steal," Sam saw and heard former Pennsylvania Attorney General bragging about how he strong-armed Lincoln University to drop their legal opposition to the Barnes move and - the gig was up!
Sam filed a petition for the Friends of the Barnes Foundation in Court in February of 2011 things progressed from there. On Monday, August 1, he will argue before Judge Ott for the matter to be re-opened. Incredible story, but true. That baby (the Barnes art collection) was supposed to be wrapped up and ready to deliver to a Philadelphia address. But with Sam on the case, those Philly-stines and their crafty ways are about to be shown for what they are. We're not saying, but you can imagine.
If you can make it to Norristown, do it. It is going to be something, all right. Go, Sam!
What: Oral Arguments to support the Petition of the Friends of the Barnes Foundation, BarnesWatch, and others
Where: Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown. The Courthouse entrance on Swede Street is where the Friends will gather. Handicapped ramps are located on East Airy St.
Where: Courtroom “B” is on the 2nd floor. Up the big staircase if you enter on Swede Street or take the elevator to 2nd floor and continue past the staircase to Courtroom “B.”
When: The Friends are gathering at the steps to the Courthouse on Swede Street starting at 12:00. The proceedings in Court start at 1:30.
REMEMBER THAT YOU MUST GO THROUGH SECURITY UPON ENTERING THE COURTHOUSE, SO BE SURE TO ALLOW YOURSELF TIME FOR THAT.
Directions to the Courthouse
Here’s a link to a map of downtown Norristown in the vicinity of the Courthouse.