[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] heard oral arguments Monday in Perry v. Schwarzenegger [case materials] on Proposition 8 [text, PDF; JURIST news archive], California’s same-sex marriage ban. The hearing was divided into two one-hour sessions, with the first section focusing on the issue of standing, and the second focusing on Proposition 8’s constitutionality. A federal judge struck down Proposition 8 [JURIST report] in August. Lawyers for parties seeking to appeal, including Proposition…