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Re: Court Sidesteps Dinosaur Ownership Dispute

Thanks Ron for keeping us abreast of these developments.

This excerpt caught my attention:

On Mon, 3 Oct 1994, Ron Baalke wrote:
> [balance of article deleted for brevity]
> Government lawyers urged the justices to reject the appeal. They noted 
> that one expert had estimated the dinosaur's worth at several million 
> dollars, and that another called it "priceless."

Why should the "estimated worth" have any bearing on the legality of the 
case?  Is this just the media's focus on worth and was really immaterial 
to this case?

Tracy <monaghan@cac.washington.edu>
Information Highway Worker
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington