Sanford: S.C. Supreme Court's word will be final

"After a federal judge today sent two stimulus lawsuits back to the state Supreme Court, Governor Mark Sanford said he would not make any state or federal appeals of whatever is decided by the state’s top court, and will abide by whatever their decision is regarding a disputed $700 million in federal stimulus funds."

Read more stories on this subject in our stimulus package topic page.That's from a statement issued by the Governor's office.

And that ruling could come as soon as this week or next.

The State has covered the development in more detail.

Update June 2: The State has added an extended write-up with a sidebar of nice factual blurbs.