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Baby Veronica Update

Baby Veronica’s birth father has filed an application with the U.S. Supreme Court, seeking to stay the South Carolina Supreme Court judgment which ordered the family court to finalize the child’s adoption by the Capobiancos. In support of the application, … Continue reading

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June 25, 2013 United States Supreme Court opinions

Koontz v St. John’s River Water Management District Koontz applied for a permit to develop land with proposed environmental offsets. District indicated that it would approve the application if Koontz undertook more expensive mitigation or did work on district land … Continue reading

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March 8, 2013 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinion

Youngblood v South Carolina Department of Social Services Youngblood sought to adopt a foster child. Department placed child with another couple willing to adopt child and her four siblings. Both couples sued to adopt and the family court granted Youngblood’s … Continue reading

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Baby Veronica Case to be heard by United States Supreme Court

Today, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in the Baby Veronica case. It will review the South Carolina Supreme Court decision last July that the Cherokee father had legal custody of Veronica under the Indian Child Welfare Act. The order granting certiorari … Continue reading

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July 26, 2012 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinion

Adoptive Couple v Baby Girl, Birth Father and Cherokee Nation Couple attempted to adopted a child through a private adoption. The biological father is a registered member of the Cherokee tribe in Oklahoma. Father thought he gave his rights to … Continue reading

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March 16, 2012 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinion

Anthony H. v Mathew G. Anthony H. filed suit to terminate Mathew G.’s parental rights in order to adopt a stepchild. Mathew objected arguing that Georgia had issued a child custody order and had not lost jurisdiction over the child. … Continue reading

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