The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is upholding a stay in Judge Vaughn Walker’s Prop 8 decision, keeping the law alive while it
“seeks guidance” from California’s Supreme Court on the issue of standing, which pertains to whether the plaintiffs ProtectMarriage.com have the appropriate grounds to bring the case. (The Ninth Circuit did decide, however, that Imperial County does not have standing to appeal.) Why ask the state court? Because they’re the experts in knowing how state law operates. The move comes after the appeals court heard arguments last month.