SAO PAULO (AP) - A Brazilian supreme court justice has suspended a court order granting custody of a 9-year-old boy to his U.S. father.
The decision by Justice Marco Aurelio was in response to a request by a Brazilian political party. David Goldman is in Brazil and had hoped to retrieve his son Wednesday.
The Supreme Court said on its Web site that because of Aurelio's decision the matter must now be reviewed by the full court. No date was specified, but scheduling hearings can take anywhere from days to months.
Goldman has been in a multiyear custody battle that has reached the highest levels of the Brazilian and U.S. governments.
The supreme court said in a statement that the Progressive Party believes the boy should stay in Brazil.
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