The Agenda: Judge pushes to speed up Veronica transfer; SCGOP may ban CNN/NBC debates; Mt. P. looks at text ban, bike share
Officials aren't sure of Baby Veronica's whereabouts
by Sam Spence
on Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 10:11 AM
Remember that time A-Rod played for the Riverdogs?
After Dusten Brown and his wife missed a court-ordered visit with an Oklahoma adoption investigator over the weekend, a Charleston County Family Court judge is moving to suspend the approved transition plan to re-introduce Baby Veronica to her adoptive James Island parents. The judge, the same who finalized the child's adoption last week, has also ordered the Charleston solicitor and U.S. Attorney's Office to get involved, saying that Veronica "is being unlawfully withheld from her lawful parents." [P&C]
SCGOP Chair Matt Moore, fresh off calling the president a Nazi last week, are piggybacking off an RNC campaign criticizing CNN and NBC for programming related to presumed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, threatening to not allow CNN or NBC to broadcast Republican presidential debates during the state's early primary season, "I say, 'Not in South Carolina!'" Moore declared in an email blast. No word yet on how the SCGOP feels about last week's CNN-produced "Our Nixon" doc. [NYT, The State]
NYT looks at firearm manufacturers fleeing areas where gun laws have been beefed up following recent shootings. S.C. is one of the main woo-ers, landing PTR Industries, which plans to move from Bristol, Conn. to Aynor, S.C.