— The controversial Capt. Sam’s spit case will be reheard for a second time by the state Supreme Court.

The court today informed the South Carolina Law Project and Kiawah Development Partners of the rehearing. Oral arguments are scheduled for June 5.

It’s a rare move for the court, which already has heard and reheard the case — and issued conflicting decisions. It’s an unexpected turn in the battle over the future of the prized, wildlife rich environs.

Environmentalists and community groups have fought for two years to stop the a 50-home development on the spit. The developers say it can be built without significantly disrupting the environs.

Read more later at postandcourier.com and in Friday’s newspaper.