There was a delay on this one because, quite frankly, I've spent the last several minutes trying to figure out what in the world "standing," "vacating," and "remanding" mean—I'm an English major, not a lawyer, so anything short of the ruling using the words, "Have at it, gays!" was going to confuse me. But, according to the blog's explanation, the ruling was, well, pretty good—not as sweeping as one would hope, but good nonetheless:
There will be much further discussion and analysis about how the decision in Perry affects other couples in California. For the time being, we will say this: the Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal challenging a final order from the trial court. It would appear, then, that the order will go into effect. And it appears that this final order purports to prohibit the Attorney General and the Governor from enforcing Prop. 8.
The alignment of the justices on the ruling is weird:
The line up is 5-4: Kennedy dissents, joined by Thomas, Alito, and Sotomayor.
Amy Howe: Majority is Roberts with Scalia, Ginsburg, Breyer, and Kagan.