We aren't sure that a dot-com billionaire (even if he has in Madonnaesque fashion reinvented himself more than once) fighting with the SEC over an insider trading issue is going to have much public appeal in the present anti-capitalist hang-the-richies-high environment. We are even less sure that drawing a pile of "Ivy League professors" to the warmth of your bosom is going to have much public appeal in the present anti-formula hang-the-Gaussians-high environment. If you can't kill the math, and someone has to pay, where does that leave "Ivy League professors?" I'm not sure. Neither is DealBook, but they do report on Cuban's latest antics. To wit:
Mark Cuban has lined up a roster of Ivy League professors to take his part in his battle against the Securities and Exchange Commission, which has accused the investor of trading on insider information.
The Dallas Morning New reported that law professors from Harvard, Yale, the University of Chicago, the University of California, Los Angeles and Southern Methodist University filed a brief on Mr. Cuban's behalf Monday, arguing that the S.E.C. made a legalistic land grab when it sued Mr. Cuban.
The first commenter who points out that John Wilkes Booth, UCLA and SMU aren't "Ivy League" wins a prize. (Hint: It's not a good prize).
Professors Come to Cuban's Defense [DealBook]