|DALE E. MCCORMICK,
STATE OF KANSAS; CHRISTINE TONKAVICH, District Attorney; KENNETH FARRAR; TYSON RANDELL,
This is an appeal from an order denying plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction enjoining defendants from sentencing him following his conviction in Kansas state court. Plaintiff has since been sentenced, and his case is pending on direct appeal.
"Generally, an appeal should be dismissed as moot when events occur that prevent the appellate court from granting any effective relief. Thus, where an act sought to be enjoined has occurred, an appeal of a district court order denying an injunction is moot." Thournir v. Buchanan, 710 F.2d 1461, 1461 (10th Cir. 1983) (citations omitted). "Mootness deprives a court of jurisdiction." Oyler v. Allenbrand, 23 F.3d 292, 294 (10th Cir. 1994).
Plaintiff's appeal of the district court's denial of a preliminary injunction is hereby DISMISSED as moot.
Entered for the Court
Paul J. Kelly, Jr.
*. This order and judgment is not binding precedent, except under the doctrines of law of the case, res judicata, and collateral estoppel. The court generally disfavors the citation of orders and judgments; nevertheless, an order and judgment may be cited under the terms and conditions of 10th Cir. R. 36.3.