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Huawei Escalates Legal Action Against US, Asks For Summary Judgement

Huawei wants to end the ban on them swiftly

Huawei is taking their legal action against the US to the next level, as the embattled tech company has filed a motion for summary judgment in their favor in their suit against the US Ban that forbids federal agencies and contractors from using their equipment.

The motion comes three months after Huawei originally filed a lawsuit against the US government that argues that the Federal Ban on the use of Huawei’s equipment in section 889 of the 2019 US National Defense Authorisation Act (NDAA), is unconstitutional as it singles out a person or a group for punishment without trial.

Huawei’s motion is essentially a request that the court rule in the company’s favor as a matter of law.

The US has repeatedly said that the use of Huawei’s telecom equipment and technology represent a national security risk. The US has subsequently placed the company and several of its subsidiaries in a trade blacklist, barring them from receiving critical American technology and hardware without prior approval from the US government.

But despite the ban, the US Government has not shown any publicly available documents that show that Huawei has been actively spying for the Chinese government. In short, the US has not shown substantial proof that Huawei does what they are accusing them of doing.

“The US government has provided no evidence to show that Huawei is a security threat. There is no gun, no smoke. Only speculation,” Huawei’s chief legal officer Song Liuping said in a statement sent to press.

“This sets a dangerous precedent. Today it’s telecoms and Huawei. Tomorrow it could be your industry, your company, your consumers,” Liuping added.

The US Government’s ban has choked off Huawei’s access to critical hardware and software from many of its partners, including Google, Qualcomm, Intel, Broadcom and ARM.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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