TikTok to sue Trump administration on Presidentís executive order ban

TikTok to sue Trump administration on Presidentís executive order ban

August 9, 2020   05:57 pm

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The embattled short-form video app TikTok may launch its legal fight against an executive order banning the app in the United States on Tuesday, under grounds the ban is unconstitutional.

Shortly following the signing of an Executive Order by President Donald Trump that effectively bans TikTok and WeChat in the US from September 20, TikTok issued a statement claiming it would “pursue all remedies” against it. It appears that those remedies may start arriving in the next week.

According to a source of NPR, TikTok will be filing a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, where the app’s US operations are located, as early as Tuesday.

The lawsuit will allege the order is unconstitutional as the Trump administration failed to provide a chance for TikTok to respond. Furthermore, the suit will insist the administration’s national security justification for the order’s creation is without merit and baseless.

“It’s based on pure speculation and conjecture,” said the source. “The order has no findings of fact, just reiterates rhetoric about China that has been kicking around.”

The embattled short-form video app TikTok may launch its legal fight against an executive order banning the app in the United States on Tuesday, under grounds the ban is unconstitutional.

Shortly following the signing of an Executive Order by President Donald Trump that effectively bans TikTok and WeChat in the US from September 20, TikTok issued a statement claiming it would “pursue all remedies” against it. It appears that those remedies may start arriving in the next week.

According to a source of NPR, TikTok will be filing a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, where the app’s US operations are located, as early as Tuesday.

The lawsuit will allege the order is unconstitutional as the Trump administration failed to provide a chance for TikTok to respond. Furthermore, the suit will insist the administration’s national security justification for the order’s creation is without merit and baseless.

“It’s based on pure speculation and conjecture,” said the source. “The order has no findings of fact, just reiterates rhetoric about China that has been kicking around.”

-Agencies

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