As I read the SCOTUS decision the pro Prop 8 people had no standing so they wouldn’t have had standing to bring the case to court. There shouldn’t be any Federal Decision. If no decision no stay to allow for appeal. The last decision standing is California’s Supreme Court.
The decision pretty much guts the initiative process if the Governor and Attorney General are supporters of the other side. Refuse to defend the law passedby iniative and side supporting it wins by default.
the TRUE outrage here is that the PEOPLE are never given standing to challenge any of these things, whether it’s Obama’s birth certificate or gay marriage in California, this issue of “standing” is the real problem.
We the PEOPLE, should ALWAYS be assumed to have standing!
Doesn't the Constitution guarantee the states a republican form of government? Article IV, Section 4: "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government". How is it a republican form of government where the governor can thwart a constitutional amendment legally passed by the voters of the state simply by not defending something he doesn't agree with?
“The decision pretty much guts the initiative process ...”
I thought the same thing, but upon reflection it may not be quite that bad. Say for instance old Uncle Jerry decided to ignore Prop 13. Even a single homeowner would be injured in that case, so they would have standing in court.