Stephen A. TANNER, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Willie COWELL; et al., Defendants-Appellees.
Decided: February 07, 2020
Before: FERNANDEZ, SILVERMAN, and TALLMAN, Circuit Judges.
Stephen A. Tanner, I, Pro Se Peter C. Erbland, Esquire, Attorney, Lake City Law Group PLLC, Coeur D' Alene, ID, for Defendant-Appellee Willie Cowell Bentley Guy Stromberg, Esquire, Trial Attorney, Clements, Brown & Mcnichols, P.A., Lewiston, ID, for Defendants-Appellees Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Virgil Moore, Lucas Swanson, Josh Stanley, Brian Johnson
Stephen A. Tanner appeals pro se from the district court's order denying a preliminary injunction in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging federal and state law claims. We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1292(a)(1). We review for an abuse of discretion. Jackson v. City & County of San Francisco, 746 F.3d 953, 958 (9th Cir. 2014). We affirm.
The district court did not abuse its discretion by denying Tanner's motion seeking to enjoin defendant Idaho Department of Fish and Game's use of roadblocks at wildlife check stations because Tanner failed to demonstrate that such relief is warranted. See id. (plaintiff seeking preliminary injunction must establish that he is likely to succeed on the merits, likely to suffer irreparable harm in the absence of preliminary relief, the balance of equities tips in his favor, and an injunction is in the public interest).
We do not consider matters not specifically and distinctly raised and argued in the opening brief, or arguments and allegations raised for the first time on appeal. See Padgett v. Wright, 587 F.3d 983, 985 n.2 (9th Cir. 2009).
Tanner's request for this court to issue an injunction, set forth in the opening brief, is denied.
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