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Supreme Court Opinion Expected This Week In Oklahoma's Baby Veronica Case

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Photo of Matt and Melanie Capobianco with Veronica. Photo of Matt and Melanie Capobianco with Veronica.
Photo of Dusten Brown with Veronica. Photo of Dusten Brown with Veronica.

The U.S. Supreme Court issued five opinions Monday, leaving six opinions still to come including the case of a custody battle for a 3-year-old Oklahoma girl

Veronica's case concerns the federal Indian Child Welfare Act.

Veronica's mother, Christina Maldonado, put her up for adoption when soon after Veronica was born. She was placed with a family in South Carolina named Matt and Melanie Capobianco.

Veronica's father, Dusten Brown, learned of the adoption and challenged it in South Carolina courts.

A South Carolina family court ruled in Brown's favor and the state's Supreme Court agreed.

Read the South Carolina Supreme Court decision.

In December 2011, Veronica was returned to Brown who still lives in Oklahoma.

1/4/2012 Related Story: Oklahoma Adoption Case Sparks National Campaign

The Capobianco's appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court in October 2012 to review the case.

Read the 142-page petition to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In January 2013, the court granted certiorari and on April 16, 2013, the high court heard oral arguments in the case, called Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl.

4/16/2013 Related Story: Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Oklahoma Adoption Case

The justices are scheduled to issue more opinions Tuesday and Wednesday or Thursday.

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