The University of South Carolina School of Law is hosting a panel discussion on the Indian Child Welfare Act today in the law school auditorium in Columbia.

Also today the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments about a case, the heart of which is based on the act. The case involves James Island couple Matt and Melanie Capobianco, who lost the little girl Veronica that they were trying to adopt.

Veronica now lives in Oklahoma with her father Dusten Brown, but the Capobiancos are making one final legal attempt to get her back.

The South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs will host a public panel discussion from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. USC law professor Marcia Zug, an expert on Native American family law, will join Chief Bill Harris, Catawba Indian Nation; Susan Dunn, ACLU-SC; Linda Love, Catawba Indian Nation; Jacqueline Davis, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe; and others.

Read more in upcoming editions of The Post and Courier. Reach Diane Knich at 937-5491 or on Twitter @dianeknich.