U.S. Supreme Court

United States Supreme Court Building in Washington, DC

The United States Supreme Court has a special role in our nation’s system of government. As the highest court in the land, the Supreme Court is charged with determining the constitutionality of lower court rulings. It is where the most serious disputes over our country’s laws go for final settlement. This is where we pray Baby Veronica’s case will land.

After a heart-breaking loss in the South Carolina Supreme Court (3-2), Matt and Melanie Capobianco immediately began the process of appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court. Along the way, one of the country’s leading attorneys heard of their case. Lisa Blatt offered to present the case to the Supreme Court on a pro-bono basis – demonstrating her commitment to Veronica’s rights and standing up for what many feel is an unjustly ruling by the lower courts.

Blatt and her team joined Mark Fiddler, Veronica’s lead legal advocate and one of her top supporters, and agreed to forge ahead with petitioning the court to review the case. On Oct. 1, 2012, they filed a compelling writ of certiorari on behalf of the Capobiancos. Over the next 30 days, six friends-of-the-court briefs came together from a variety of national organizations – all urging America’s top court to hear Baby Veronica’s case.

The court decides about 150 cases of great national importance and interest every year, and about three-fourths of these decisions are announced in full published opinions. Please pray that the justices will hear Veronica’s voice and accept her case.


FILINGS

  1. Veronica’s Adoptive Parent’s petition for a Writ of Certiorari (Review by the United States Supreme Court)
  2. Guardian ad Litem for Veronica petitions United States Supreme Court in support of Adoptive Parents
  3. Birth mother urges United States Supreme Court to hear case
  4. California State Association of Counties and the County Welfare Directors Association of California as Amici Curiae in Support of Adoptive Parents
  5. National Council for Adoption files brief in support of Adoptive Parents
  6. American Academy of Adoption Attorneys filed petition in support of Writ of Certiorari
  7. Center for Adoption Policy, National Association of Counsel for Children and Advokids file amicus brief in support of United States Supreme Court review
  8. Final Response to the U.S. Supreme Court from Capobiancos

MEDIA COVERAGE

Case Pits Adoptive Parents Against Tribal Rights | NY Times

Supreme Court could see baby Veronica case | AC360

Baby Veronica case may head to U.S. Supreme Court | Washington Times Communities


SUPREME COURT LINKS

U.S. Supreme Court docket files and timeline for Veronica’s case

SCOTUS Blog

Supreme Court Website

Twitter Account @USSupremeCourt