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.
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.
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.