Challenge to child’s adoption fails (Supreme Court, “Baby Veronica”)

The Supreme Court, over the dissents of two Justices, cleared the way Friday afternoon for a South Carolina couple to adopt the child known publicly as “Baby Veronica.”  In a three-sentence order, the full Court turned aside — without an explanation — the plea by the birth father to delay a state court ruling permitting the transfer of the child from him; he is a member of the Cherokee Nation.

The order is available from the link above. Read more at SCOTUS blog.