A Bahamian court on Friday rebuffed an appeal by the late Anna Nicole Smith's estranged mother, Virgie Arthur, clearing the way for Larry Birkhead to leave the Bahamas with his and Smith's baby daughter, Dannielynn, the AP reports. Arthur had challenged a judge's decision to let Birkhead leave the islands with Dannielynn, contending that he might not return as directed for a June 8 hearing in the custody case. Said Birkhead outside the courthouse, "I'm happy because this is nonsense really." Amen to that.

Bahamian judges have ruled that a U.S. court will likely have the final say in the custody dispute between Arthur and Birkhead.