Based on a Reuters article quoting counsel for Noel Canning, Gary Lofland, I had previously indicated that the Respondent would not oppose certiorari in the case.  I have now confirmed that report by telephone conversation with Mr. Lofland, who indicates that he plans later this week to make a filing advising the Supreme Court that Respondent does not oppose the granting of certiorari.  At that point, presumably, the case will be ready to go to conference.