Earlier this week I noted that the Utah Supreme Court issued a stay of an order transferring custody to the Terry Achane in a contested Utah adoption. As it turns out, that stay was in place only long enough for the state supreme court to superficially review the case and set an expedited briefing schedule. This afternoon a more lasting stay was denied. The case is set for an expedited briefing schedule with argument likely at the very end of March. But in the meantime, it appears that custody of the child will be transferred to Achane.
I can only imagine how difficult this week has been for the people involved in the case.