The California Supreme Court is set to hear arguments tomorrow related to the federal case challenging Proposition 8. The hearing will focus on whether the backers of the ballot measure have standing to appeal last year’s decision overturning the measure, the L.A. Times reports:
The court’s ruling, due 90 days after argument, will determine whether all initiative sponsors in California are legally entitled to defend their measures in state court when the governor and the attorney general refuse.
If the court rules against the initiative backers, then a federal appeals court is more likely to rule that ProtectMarriage.com, the sponsor of Proposition 8, also lacks standing under federal law and “Proposition 8 dies because no one will defend it,” said Vikram Amar, UC Davis constitutional law professor.
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