Do Backers of Ballot Initiatives Sometimes Have Standing In US Federal Courts

Do backers of a ballot initiative have standing to defend an enacted law when the state attorney general refuses to defend the law? That interesting legal question lurks within the issues presented to the US Supreme Court on gay marriage. Alison Frankel provides a cogent summary of the issues, with links to relevant briefs. As ballot initiatives thrive in some places on some issues, the question is not insignificant.

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Since becoming a lawyer in 1983, Kirk’s over 30 years of practice have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on both tort and commercial law issues centered around “mass torts.”

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