See Lurking Libertarian’s explanation immediately above your post.
SCOTUS can determine that the petitioner (opponents of gay marriage in this case) have no standing before SCOTUS or have no standing in any federal court, including the 9th Circuit.
I am waiting on his reply to whether or not SCOTUS can decide that the petitioner did not have standing before the CA Supreme Court.
Your time in answering questions is very much appreciated, as usual, FRiend. :)
(Please don’t bill me. Heh.)
ScotusBlog basically says looks like this will not be ruled on at all most likely.
They said if they decide there is no standing, the 9th Circuit ruling would be vacated.