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Perry v. Brown, S189476

In a certified question arising from a federal challenge to Prop. 8 and concerning standing of the proponents of the ballot initiative to assert the voters' interest, the question is answered in the affirmative, because under California law official proponents of an initiative are authorized to appear and assert the state‘s interest in that initiative‘s validity and to appeal a judgment invalidating the measure when the public officials who ordinarily defend the measure or appeal such a judgment decline to do so.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/17/2011
  • Published 11/17/2011

Judges

  • CANTIL-SAKAUYE

Court

  • Supreme Court of California

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