I'm copying and pasting verbatim from Charles Nichols website (https://www.facebook.com/pg/CaliforniaRightToCarry/posts/
) today (also includes a photocopy of the actual announced schedule).
The #SCOTUS November oral arguments calendar
is out. New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc., et al., City of New York, New York, et al, is not on the list
This surprises me a little. The briefing schedule in NYSRPA is set so that the merits briefing will be completed in time for it to be scheduled during the first month (October) of oral arguments.
On the other hand, given that the respondents filed a letter on July 3rd saying, "Respondents do not intend to address whether the Constitution entitles petitioners (or any other residents of New York City with premises licenses) to transport their handguns..." there might not be any oral argument at all if for no other reason than it would be kind of pointless having an oral argument where only one side (the petitioners) is arguing his case.
[And here is a question posted and Nichols' response.]
Q: Are you confident the case is going to proceed despite NYC's attempt at making the issue moot?
A: SCOTUS decides what is moot. There is absolutely no way to predict what will happen next other than what the respondents said in their letter of July 3rd.
I am optimistic that there will be some 2A case argued next term which is more than I would have said had not the four 2A cases from last term been held.