hahahI think it's unfair to call him a coward. He's following standard legal procedure.
This is good news - a small and temporary victory, but a victory nonetheless. If the 2nd circuit doesn't quash the TRO (and I agree, that is a big "if"!), then we can once again carry... until October 20th, at least (/grumble). That's when the TRO would expire, as that is when the hearing on the injunction is scheduled.