Tentative Ruling in Pike v. University of California Board of Regents, issued March15, 2012.Note: This is a copy of the ruling retrieved from the Alameda County SuperiorCourt website that the court posted in its entirety in a menu of case documents. It'snot an official copy of the order (for instance, is not formatted as a legal document,does not carry full information on the case title, and does not include the signatureof the judge issuing the order, Evilio Grillo. As noted in the ruling's final paragraph,this order is stayed until April 2, 2012, to allow the plaintiffs in the case (lawyers forUC Davis Police Sgt. John Pike and others) to appeal the order.This Tentative Ruling is issued by Judge Evelio Grillo.
The motion of Plaintiffs John Pike and The Federated University Police Officer'sAssociation (collectively "Petitioners") for a preliminary injunction came on regularly for hearing on March 16, 2012, in Department 31 of this Court, Judge Evelio Grillo presiding.Petitioners, appeared by counsel John Bakhit, of Lackie, Dammeier & McGill. Defendantthe Regents of the University of California (the "Regents") and Opposing Party appeared by counsel Nancy Sheehan of Porter/Scott. Intervener the American Civil Liberties Unionof Northern California (the "ACLU") appeared by counsel Michael Risher.
The Court having considered the pleadings and arguments submitted in support of and in opposition to the motion, and good cause appearing, it is hereby ORDEREDthat: (1) the motion of the Petitioners for a preliminary injunction is DENIED, and(2) the motions of the Petitioners and the Regents to seal portions of the record areDENIED.
Starting in mid-November 2011, there were protests at UC Davis regarding tuition andother issues, and on November 17, 2011, students put up an Occupy encampment at theUC Davis Quad. By the next day, the UC Davis administration had decided to remove the