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SAN FRANCISCO -- The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals acknowledged today that it has received today's opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court involving California's Proposition 8.
The case, known as Perry v. Brown, was appealed to the Ninth Circuit after a lower court ruling that declared the marriage-ban law was unconstitutional. After the Ninth Circuit concurred with the lower court, that decision was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Today, the nation's high court tossed the case, saying that the defendants had no legal standing since the State of California refused to appeal the lower court ruling.
In a terse notice, the Ninth Circuit noted:
Received copy of Supreme Court opinion dated 06/26/2013. The judgment or mandate of this Court will not issue for at least twenty-five days pursuant to Rule 45. Should a petition for rehearing be filed timely, the judgment or mandate will be further stayed pending this Court's action on the petition for rehearing. Supreme Court No: 12-144.  [10-16696, 11-16577] (RR)