Notable Items:

Definition of Agency.
Only state officers can act in legal matters for the state.
Denial of citizen's groups right to petition the court.
Petitioner: Dennis Hollingsworth on behalf of Protect Marriage
Respondent: Kristin M. Perry
Venue: United States Supreme Court
Opinion of the Court: Dennis Hollingsworth v. Kristin M. Perry (2013)

Petitioner's Claim(s):


Whether petitioners have standing under Article III, §2, of the Constitution in this case.

Holding(s) and Disposition:

Held: No. The judgment of the Ninth Circuit is vacated,
Disposition: and the case is remanded with instructions to dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction.

Material Facts:

Procedural History:


Roberts Majority Opinion (Scalia, Ginsburg, Breyer, Kagan)

Kennedy dissent (Thomas, Alito, Sotomayor)

Full Recounting of Facts

Majority Full Argument

Kennedy dissent (Thomas, Alito, Sotomayor)