Alaska444, the cases you are talking about are 1) Peruta v. San Diego and 2) Richards v. Prieto (was Sykes v. McGuiness). Both of these cases are at the 9th Circuit. Peruta orals are on or about Nov. 1, 2011.
In Peruta, the Judge explicitly knocked down the CC argument as she opined that Unloaded Open Carry (UOC - a uniquely CA term) was sufficient.
In Richards, the Judge reiterated the Peruta decision.
What is interesting in Richards, is that they were due to respond to the defendants, last Friday (Oct. 7th). At the last minute, the Judge agreed to an extension until today (Oct 10th), because of Bill AB144. Their response was to have been tailored by what the Governor did with that bill.
As of about 5 minutes ago, that response was not up on the 9th Circuit PACER account. So I guess we wait (those of us interested in reading this kind of stuff) until either Gene Hoffman, at CalGuns, posts it or it gets posted to PACER.
As for the Peruta case, I'm sure someone is crafting a FRAP 28J letter to supplement their briefings.