Al, the ruling was more than I expected, even if it was less than I wished for.
It is doubtful that the NC legislature would moot the case. The NC legislature holds its regular session in odd-numbered years (2011); only budget issues and regular session bills passed in one house can be considered in the legislature's short session in even-numbered years (2012). The only way to change the offending laws before the 2013 regular session is for the Governor to call a special session of the legislature. The prospects of a special session are remote because nobody wants one in an election year and the Republican-controlled legislature would not be well-disposed to helping the Democratic Governor and Attorney General pull their irons out of the fire on this issue.