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Hollingsworth v. Perry

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-144 9th Cir. Mar 26, 2013
Tr.Aud.
Jun 26, 2013 5-4 Roberts OT 2012

Disclosure: Tejinder Singh of the law firm Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys work for or contribute to this blog in various capacities, was among the counsel on an amicus brief filed by international human rights advocates in support of the respondents in this case.

Holding: The proponents of California’s ban on same-sex marriage did not have standing to appeal the district court’s order invalidating the ban.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts on June 26, 2013. Justice Kennedy filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Thomas, Justice Alito, and Justice Sotomayor joined.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Jul 30 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 31, 2012)
Aug 2 2012Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for respondents Perry, Stier, Katami, and Zarillo.
Aug 3 2012Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioners Hollingsworth, Knight, Gutierrez, Jansson, and ProtectMarriage.com
Aug 10 2012Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for respondent City and County of San Francisco.
Aug 24 2012Brief of respondents Kristin M. Perry, Sandra B. Stier, Paul T. Katami, and Jeffrey J. Zarrillo in opposition filed.
Aug 24 2012Brief of respondent City and County of San Francisco in opposition filed.
Aug 30 2012Brief amici curiae of Judge Georg Ress, and The Marriage Law Foundation filed.
Aug 30 2012Brief amici curiae of William N. Eskridge, Jr., et al. filed.
Aug 31 2012Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.
Aug 31 2012Brief amici curiae of Public Advocate of the United States, et al. filed.
Aug 31 2012Brief amici curiae of National Association of Evangelicals, et al. filed.
Aug 31 2012Brief amicus curiae of American Civil Rights Union filed.
Aug 31 2012Brief amici curiae of Judicial Watch, Inc., et al filed.
Aug 31 2012Brief amicus curiae of Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund, Inc. filed.
Aug 31 2012Brief amicus curiae of Foundation for Moral Law filed.
Aug 31 2012Brief amici curiae of Indiana, et al. filed.
Aug 31 2012Brief amici curiae of Declaration Alliance & United States Justice Foundation filed.
Sep 4 2012Reply of petitioners Dennis Hollingsworth, et al. filed.
Sep 5 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 24, 2012.
Oct 29 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 20, 2012.
Nov 13 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 30, 2012.
Dec 3 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 7, 2012.
Dec 7 2012Petition GRANTED. In addition to the question presented by the petition, the parties are directed to brief and argue the following question: Whether petitioners have standing under Article III, §2 of the Constitution in this case.
Dec 12 2012Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioners
Dec 12 2012Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondent City and County of San Francisco.
Jan 7 2013SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Jan 7 2013Application (12A688) for leave to file petitioners' brief on the merits in excess of the word limit, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Jan 11 2013Application (12A688) denied by Justice Kennedy.
Jan 18 2013Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for respondents Perry, Steir, Katami, and Zarillo
Jan 18 2013Record from U.S.C.A. for 9th Circuit is electronic.
Jan 21 2013Brief amici curiae of Coalition of African American Pastors USA, et al.( 2nd REPRINT) filed. (Distributed)
Jan 22 2013Joint appendix filed. (2 Volumes and Supplement). (Distributed) (Statement of costs filed)
Jan 22 2013Brief of petitioners Dennis Hollingsworth, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 23 2013CIRCULATED.
Jan 23 2013Brief amici curiae of David Benkof, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 24 2013Brief amicus curiae of Family Research Council filed. (Distributed)
Jan 24 2013Brief amicus curiae of Dr. Paul McHugh (Merits) filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jan 25 2013Brief amici curiae of Scholars of History and Related Disciplines filed. (Distributed)
Jan 25 2013Brief amici curiae of Liberty, Life and Law Foundation, et al. (Merits) filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jan 25 2013Brief amicus curiae of Westboro Baptist Church in support of neither party filed. (Distributed)
Jan 25 2013Brief amicus curiae of Professor Daniel N. Robinson, Ph.D. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 28 2013Brief amicus curiae of International Jurists and Academics (Merits) filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jan 28 2013Brief amici curiae of Thomas More Law Center and Chuck Storey, Imperial County Clerk (Merits) filed. (Distributed)
Jan 28 2013Brief amici curiae of National Association of Evangelicals, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 28 2013Brief amici curiae of thirty-seven scholars of federalism and judicial restraint filed. (Distributed)
Jan 28 2013Brief amicus curiae of High Impact Leadership Coalition filed. (Distributed)
Jan 28 2013Brief amicus curiae of Concerned Women for America filed. (Distributed)
Jan 28 2013Brief amicus curiae of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty (Merits) filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jan 28 2013Brief amicus curiae of Lighted Candle Society filed. (Distributed)
Jan 29 2013Record from U.S.D.C. for the Northern District of California. (10 Boxes)
Jan 29 2013Brief amicus curiae of Coalition for the Protection of Marriage (Merits) filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jan 29 2013Brief amicus curiae of Foundation for Moral Law filed. (Distributed)
Jan 29 2013Brief amicus curiae of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops filed. (Distributed)
Jan 29 2013Brief amici curiae of Citizens United's National Committee for Family, Faith and Prayer, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 29 2013Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed. (Distributed)
Jan 29 2013Brief amicus curiae of Patrick Henry College filed. (Distributed)
Jan 29 2013Brief amicus curiae of Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 29 2013Brief amici curiae of Robert P. George, et al. (Merits) filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jan 29 2013Brief amicus curiae of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (Merits) filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jan 29 2013Brief amici curiae of Indiana, et al. filed. (Distributed).
Jan 29 2013Brief amici curiae of Judicial Watch, Inc., et al filed. (Distributed)
Jan 29 2013Brief amici curiae of Liberty Counsel, Inc. and Campaign for Children filed.
Jan 29 2013Brief amici curiae of Catholic Answers, et al. (Merits) filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jan 29 2013Brief amicus curiae of Catholics for the Common Good and the Marriage Law Project filed. (Distributed)
Jan 29 2013Brief amici curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 29 2013Brief amici curiae of National Association of Evangelicals, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 29 2013Brief amicus curiae of Matthew B. O'Brien (Merits) filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jan 29 2013Brief amici curiae of Leon R. Kass, Harvey C. Mansfield and the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy filed. (Distributed)
Jan 29 2013Brief amicus curiae of Michigan filed. (Distributed)
Jan 29 2013Brief amicus curiae of Ethics and Public Policy Center filed. (Distributed)
Jan 29 2013Brief amicus curiae of Minnesota for Marriage filed. (Distributed)
Jan 29 2013Brief amicus curiae of Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance filed. (Distributed)
Jan 29 2013Brief amicus curiae of Helen M. Alvare (Merits) (Distributed). filed. VIDED.
Jan 29 2013Brief amici curiae of Social Science Professors. (Merits) filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jan 29 2013Brief amicus curiae of David Boyle (Merits) filed. (Distributed)
Jan 29 2013Brief amicus curiae of American Civil Rights Union (Merits) filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Feb 18 2013Brief amicus curiae of Rev. Rick Yramategui, et al. filed.
Feb 21 2013Brief of respondents Kristin M. Perry, Sandra B. Stier, Paul T. Katami, and Jeffrey J. Zarrillo filed. (Distributed)
Feb 21 2013Brief of respondent City and County of San Francisco filed. (Distributed)
Feb 26 2013Brief amicus curiae of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (Gay Lesbian Medical Association) concerning the immutability of sexual orientation filed. (Distributed)
Feb 27 2013Brief amici curiae of Utah Pride Center, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Feb 27 2013Brief amici curiae of American Humanist Association and American Atheists, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 27 2013Brief amici curiae of Columbia Law School Sexuality & Gender Law Clinic, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 27 2013Brief amici curiae of Hon. Judith S. Kaye (Ret.), et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 27 2013Brief amicus curiae of Marriage Equality USA filed. (Distributed)
Feb 27 2013Brief amici curiae of Beverly Hills Bar Association, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 27 2013Brief amici curiae of Edward D. Stein, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 27 2013Brief amicus curiae of California filed. (Distributed)
Feb 27 2013Brief amicus curiae of National Center for Lesbian Rights filed. (Distributed)
Feb 27 2013Brief amici curiae of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 27 2013Brief amici curiae of Jonathan Wallace, Meri Wallace, and Duncan Pflaster filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amici curiae of International Human Rights Advocates filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amici curiae of Kenneth B. Mehlman, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amicus curiae of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amicus curiae of Walter Dellinger filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amici curiae of Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amici curiae of Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amici curiae of American Psychological Association, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amicus curiae of Dr. Maria Nieto filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amici curiae of Cato Institute and Constitutional Accountability Center filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Feb 28 2013Brief amici curiae of American Anthropological Association, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amici curiae of Political Science Professors filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amici curiae of Anti-Defamation League, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amici curiae of Adoption and Child Welfare Advocates filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amicus curiae of Gary J. Gates filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amici curiae of Organization of American Historians and the American Studies Association filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amicus curiae of Equality California filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amici curiae of National Organization for Women Foundation and the Feminist Majority Foundation filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amicus curiae of Southern Poverty Law Center filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amici curiae of Foreign and Comparative Law Experts Harold Hongju Koh, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amici curiae of Massachusetts, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amicus curiae of Survivors of Sexual Orientation Change Therapies filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amicus curiae of Howard University School of Law Civil Rights Clinic filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amici curiae of William N. Eskridge, Jr., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amici curiae of California Professors of Family Law filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amici curiae of Chris Kluwe and Brendon Ayanbadejo filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amicus curiae of Women's Equal Rights Legal Defense and Education Fund filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amici curiae of Bishops of the Episcopal Church in the State of California, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amici curiae of California Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amici curiae of California Council of Churches, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amici curiae of American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amici curiae of American Companies filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amici curiae of California Teachers Association, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amici curiae of Constitutional Law Scholars Bruce Ackerman, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amicus curiae of American Sociological Association filed. VIDED (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amici curiae of Family Equality Council, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amici curiae of National Women's Law Center, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amici curiae of Constitutional Law and Civil Procedure Professors Erwin Chermerinsky and Arthur Miller filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amicus curiae of American Jewish Committee filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amici curiae of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Brief amicus curiae of Garden State Equality filed. (Distributed)
Mar 15 2013Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Mar 19 2013Reply of petitioners Dennis Hollingsworth, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 26 2013Argued. For petitioners: Charles J. Cooper, Washington, D. C. For respondents: Theodore B. Olson, Washington, D. C.; and Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)
Jun 26 2013Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Roberts, C.J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Scalia, Ginsburg, Breyer, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Kennedy, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Thomas, Alito, and Sotomayor, JJ., joined.
Jun 29 2013Application (13A18) to vacate order entered by the United States Court of Court Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on June 28, 2013, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Jun 30 2013Application (13A18) denied by Justice Kennedy.
Jul 29 2013JUDGMENT ISSUED.
Jul 30 2013Record returned to U.S.D. C. for the Norhtern District of California.
 
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