Nordyke ready to go
Oral argument en banc, in Nordyke v. King is set for 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2009, in Courtroom One at the James R. Browning Courthouse, located at 95 Seventh Street in San Francisco.
UPDATE: I think it's 9th Circuit custom to reveal names of a panel, but only very close to argument -- 1-2-3 days, that manner of thing. Here it could make a big difference. In most circuits, en banc hearing means every active (non-senior status) judge in the circuit. Due to the size of the 9th, its form of en banc consists of the Chief Judge (who is quite pro right to arms) and ten out of 20+ judges, chosen at random. The Circuit also is sharply divided, with staunch defenders of and detractors of the right to arms.