Judge Barbara Rothstein issued a ruling on Thursday saying Parler did not meet the legal requirements for a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction.
This decision does not end the lawsuit, but it does mean that the court will not compel Amazon Web Services to allow Parler to return to its cloud hosting platform. Amazon’s move effectively pushed Parler out of the public internet.
Parler CEO John Matzy said in a lawsuit on Monday that Parler does not have the resources to host itself on its own servers. Parler attempted to look for an AWS hosting alternative from at least six different potential providers after it became apparent that Amazon would not work with it, but Parler was rejected, according to a court filing.