by Sam Spence
Veronica case in SCOTUS - Oral arguments will be held today (CP) in Adoptive Parents v. Baby Girl, which will focus on the application of the Indian Child Welfare Act (NPR), a federal law the South Carolina Supreme Court cited in their decision that forced James Islanders Matt and Melanie Capobianco to turn their adopted daughter Veroncia over to her birth father on New Year's Eve 2011. On Monday, the New York Times Editorial Board argued that the Court should overturn the S.C. Supreme Court's decision.
Justice O'Connor - Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman appointed to the Court, was in Charleston yesterday (P&C) for a program hosted by the Charleston Law Review and Furman's Riley Institute. O'Connor spoke to hundreds in attendance at Charleston Music Hall on the constitutional test she proposed when examining the separation of church and state.
P&C Pulitzer? - Post and Courier reporter Tony Bartelme was named Monday (P&C) as a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for his work on the year-long series, "Storm of Money," which looked at (AP) the property insurance industry in South Carolina.
Groseclose to Jacksonville? - Former state Ports Authority CEO Bernard Groseclose is on among list of candidates shooting to become the Jacksonville Port Authority's top dog.