UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
July 30, 2012
ROBERT E DOWD,
COUNTY OF KERN, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Lawrence J. O'Neill United States District Judge
ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AND PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION (DOC. 3)
Before the Court for decision is Plaintiff's Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction. Doc. 3. In order to secure injunctive relief prior to a full adjudication on the merits, a plaintiff must show "that he is likely to succeed on the merits, that he is likely to suffer irreparable harm in the absence of preliminary relief, that the balance of equities tips in his favor, and that an injunction is in the public interest." Winter v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., 129 S.Ct. 365, 374 (2008). Because Plaintiff's Complaint has been dismissed in its entirety for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted, Doc. 4, Plaintiff cannot show he is likely to succeed on the merits.
Accordingly, Plaintiff's Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction, Doc. 3, is DENIED.
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