These are such simple questions, that they've been somewhat overlooked by far too many in the ongoing fight over the UMC hospital:
Is the UMC (University Medical Center Management Corporation Board) - created by the State of Louisiana to secure funding for and operate the proposed University Medical Center (and formerly the - a public or private entity for purposes of determining whether a government taking involves a legitimate "public purpose"?
Upon legal challenge, would expropriation of various private properties in the LSU Footprint by the LSU Board of Supervisors be found valid under the Louisiana State Constitution?
I don't know that these questions have truly been answered. With dozens of UMC property-related lawsuits underway, perhaps we'll slowly see answers emerge. Or perhaps we'll learn sooner. Feel free to opine in the comments.