[Ads-l] trimming one's sails

David Daniel dad at COARSECOURSES.COM
Tue Jun 22 07:15:15 EDT 2021

>From the NYT: ""The question before the court was a fairly narrow one, and
the court responded with a narrow ruling," Alan said. "But what they did was
trim the N.C.A.A.'s sails. They said that their power was not absolute and
unchallenged." I do believe he meant "clip their wings."

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