The US District Judge on my case today adopted the magistrate’s recommendation and denied my request for temporary relief, in a one-page order. Interestingly, the judge has not yet ruled on the motion to dismiss, which I almost expected would happen before the ruling on the TRO (if you’re planning on dismissing the case, there’s no point in responding to other motions).
This is definitely a setback for us, and means that the DoJ will try to drag this case out for as long as possible. However, the motion to dismiss is the real thing to watch, and will almost certainly be appealed whether it is granted or denied. I will keep you all updated.
Bummer….I’ll be perching and waiting and hoping.