Huawei Says U.S. Blacklist Is "Trial by Legislation"

Huawei Chief Legal Officer Song Liuping held a press conference where he accused U.S. politicians of trying to put the firm out of business.
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At a press conference on May 29th, Huawei Chief Legal Officer Song Liuping accused the U.S. of conducting a "trial by legislation" against the firm. “If the U.S. government’s real goal is security, we expect them to take the right approach and adopt honest and effective measures to enhance security for everyone,” he said.


No Evidence Found

The video was released on LinkedIn an hour ago. Liuping said that "politicians in the U.S." wanted to put them "out of business" and that there is no evidence against them.

"There is no gun, no smoke, only speculation," he said. The executive went on to say that the moves are prohibited by the U.S. Constitution. "This is not normal," he said.

He appealed to his audience to consider that the events set a dangerous precedent. "Tomorrow it could be your industry, your company, your consumers," said the legal officer.

A Motion for Summary Judgment

In March, Huawei filed a lawsuit against the U.S. alleging that its ban is unconstitutional. On Friday, it was revealed that the firm is now filing what is known as a “motion for summary judgment."

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The motion is a request that the court rule in Huawei’s favor as a matter of law. To do this, Huawei is looking to get Section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) expelled. 

The technology firm is arguing that that provision in the NDAA wherein a legislative act pronounces a group guilty of some offense and punishes them without due process goes against the U.S. Constitution.

IE will continue to update this story as it unfolds.


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