This reminds me of an earlier episode, not covered in the WaPo story. Cato was co-founded and named by Murray Rothbard. When Murray opposed Cato's move away from Austrian economics and libertarianism—so as to have more influence in DC, he was told—his stock, kept in a safe at Cato, was seized and he was purged. NB: the current fight has little to do with ideology, but rather regime change. Developing, as they say. (Thanks to Justin Raimondo)
UPDATE from Justin: The court documents.
UPDATE Here's Politico on the titanic struggle.
UPDATE from Justin: "It's the Craniacs versus the Kochtopus!!! Now I know what it was like to be on the Old Right when Hitler attacked the Soviet Union: as Col. Robert W. McCormick put it in the dear old Chicago Tribune, let them destroy each other -- like scorpions in a bottle!"
UPDATE from Bob Wenzel: "Billionaire Koch Brothers Sic Super Lawyer on Widow."
UPDATE See Skip Oliva's analysis, "Koch vs. Cato."