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Published by: Joe Palazzolo on Mar 26, 2013
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11 IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES2- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - x3DENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH, ET AL., :4 Petitioners : No. 12-1445 v. :6KRISTIN M. PERRY, ET AL. :7- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - x8 Washington, D.C.9 Tuesday, March 26, 20131011 The above-entitled matter came on for oral12argument before the Supreme Court of the United States13at 10:07 a.m.14APPEARANCES:15CHARLES J. COOPER, ESQ., Washington, D.C.; on behalf of16 Petitioners.17THEODORE B. OLSON, ESQ., Washington, D.C.; on behalf of18 Respondents.19DONALD B. VERRILLI, JR., ESQ., Solicitor General,20 Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.; for United21 States, as amicus curiae, supporting Respondents.22232425
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21 C O N T E N T S2ORAL ARGUMENT OF PAGE3CHARLES J. COOPER, ESQ.4 On behalf of the Petitioners 35ORAL ARGUMENT OF6THEODORE B. OLSON, ESQ.7 On behalf of the Respondents 288ORAL ARGUMENT OF9DONALD B. VERRILLI, JR., ESQ.10 For United States, as amicus curiae, 4911 supporting Respondents12REBUTTAL ARGUMENT OF13CHARLES J. COOPER, ESQ.14 On behalf of the Petitioners 631516171819202122232425
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31 P R O C E E D I N G S2 (10:07 a.m.)3 CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: We'll hear argument4this morning in Case 12-144, Hollingsworth v. Perry.5 Mr. Cooper?6 ORAL ARGUMENT OF CHARLES J. COOPER7 ON BEHALF OF THE PETITIONERS8 MR. COOPER: Thank you, Mr. Chief Justice,9and may it please the Court:10 New York's highest court, in a case similar11to this one, remarked that until quite recently, it was12an accepted truth for almost everyone who ever lived in13any society in which marriage existed --14 CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: Mr. Cooper, we have15jurisdictional and merits issues here. Maybe it'd be16best if you could begin with the standing issue.17 MR. COOPER: I'd be happy to,18Mr. Chief Justice.19 Your Honor, the official proponents of20Proposition 8, the initiative, have standing to defend21that measure before this Court as representatives of the22people and the State of California to defend the23validity of a measure that they brought forward.24 JUSTICE GINSBURG: Have we ever granted25standing to proponents of ballot initiatives?

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