From the Washington Post, Legality of U-Md. regents’ Big Ten vote questioned
As the University of Maryland’s top officials finalized a surprising move to the Big Ten Conference this week, the school’s public governing board went into “emergency” mode and met twice in secret to decide whether it would endorse the change.
Those meetings — unannounced and entirely out of public view — appear to have been in violation of the Maryland Open Meetings Act, according to legal experts. The act lays out rules for gatherings of public entities such as the University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents, which the governor appoints to oversee most of the state’s public colleges and universities.
More details on the Maryland Open Meetings Act from the Maryland Attorney General.
More at the Student Press Law Center, "University of Maryland regents approved move to Big Ten in closed session".
Much more from the Washington Post, "Details emerge about University System of Maryland regents’ private meetings". Thanks to Rob Hilton for noting this detailed report, which continues on into the comments.