Just 28 days until oral argument.
I did a search of 9th circuit cases which were argued "In Pro Per" and the most recent case I could find which was argued before a three-judge panel of the 9th circuit court of appeals by someone who was not, and who had never been, at attorney was over twenty years ago.
Even for an appeal in which all of the parties are represented by an attorney, it is a high hurdle for an appeal to even be calendared for oral argument let alone for oral argument to take place. A great many of the cases in which each side is allocated five or ten minutes for oral argument have their oral argument canceled and taken under submission based on the briefs.
In my appeal, both sides have been given fifteen minutes to argue the case.
As the appellant, I get to have the first and last word during oral argument.
For those of you who are interested in legal-babble, mine is an appeal of a 12© judgment on the pleadings. All of the well-plead facts in my complaint are presumed to be true. The facts are not at issue because a 12© motion can't be granted unless the facts are not in dispute. The constitutional questions are reviewed de novo which means that the court of appeals reviews the law and grants no deference to the trial court. Indeed, a mistake of law by the trial court is automatically an "abuse of discretion." Except for rare exceptions, not present in my appeal, the three-judge panel is limited to the filings in the district court. The state has tried to introduce a lot of "evidence" not in the record which is tactically a poor choice for two reasons: 1) The three-judge panel is prohibited from considering the evidence and 2) Appellate court judges resent it.
Legally, for me to lose the court must conclude that my case is incapable of amendment and for it to reach that conclusion, it will have to conclude that all of my legal theories fail and for it to conclude that then it must conclude that the right to keep and bear arms does not exist even one inch outside the doors to my home.
Why? Because the district court granted the state's motion for a judgment on the pleadings. I was not given the chance to argue my case on the merits in the district court let alone have a trial.