US judge unsure if he has reason to issue a new TikTok injunction
A US judge said Wednesday that he was unsure whether he had a legal basis to prevent the US Department of Commerce from imposing restrictions on the video-sharing app TikTok after a Pennsylvania judge already blocked the government’s plan on Friday.
Based in Beijing ByteDance, the owner of Tik Tok, argues that the previous sentence could still be overturned on appeal.
United States District Judge Carl Nichols for the District of Columbia organized Both parties must submit legal documents by Friday to address whether TikTok still faces “irreparable harm” from the US order. Apple and Alphabet’s Google App stores remove the app for new users to download.
the Triumph The administration maintains that TikTok raises national security concerns, as the Chinese government could obtain the personal data of American users. TikTok denies the allegations.
Nichols said he was not sure TikTok could prove “irreparable harm” to win a new court order.
On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Wendy Beetlestone arrested that the Department of Commerce prohibits the hosting of TikTok data within the United States and other technical transactions that, according to her, would effectively prohibit the use of the application in the country.
The restrictions were due to take effect on November 12. An attorney for the Justice Department told Nichols that the government had not decided whether to appeal Beetlestone’s order.
Beetlestone, whose ruling came in a lawsuit filed by three TikTok users, noted that the app has more than 100 million TikTok users in the US.
On September 27, Nichols issued a preliminary injunction against the government order. The Beetlestone order also blocks the app store download ban.
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