Sanford stimulus plan rejected in federal court

Image by WikimediaImage by 20090601-perry.jpg Where the day's events unfolded: The Matthew J. Perry Federal Courthouse in downtown Columbia.

Update June 1, evening: Sanford has said he'll let the state Supreme Court's word be the final one.

First reporting:

S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford has been handed a defeat in federal court when the judge sent Sanford's two pivotal challenges back to the S.C. Supreme Court.

Read more stories on this subject in our stimulus package topic page.The State has the details of the ruling.

Meanwhile, The Charleston Regional Business Journal points out that a third case -- in which Sanford had sued McMaster to block him from enforcing the legislature's budget -- remains in federal court.

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