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Technology Judge dismisses Huawei suit challenging US government's equipment ban

14:02  19 february  2020
14:02  19 february  2020 Source:   cnet.com

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A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed Huawei ' s lawsuit challenging the US government over a ban on its telecommunications equipment . In a 57-page ruling, the judge wrote that contracting with the federal government is "a privilege," rather than a constitutionally guaranteed right.

A US district court has rejected a lawsuit brought by Chinese tech giant Huawei , who sought to sue the government over a law barring it from doing business While Huawei ’ s suit , filed last year, argued that the NDAA provision was excessive and unfairly targeted certain companies, Mazzant insisted the

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed Huawei's lawsuit challenging the US government over a ban on its telecommunications equipment. Judge Amos Mazzant of the US District Court in East Texas ruled that the Congress had the power to restrict federal agencies from buying gear from the embattled Chinese company, the Wall Street Journal reported.

A Texas judge said Huawei's ability to contract with the federal government was © Provided by CNET A Texas judge said Huawei's ability to contract with the federal government was "a privilege," not a constitutionally guaranteed right. Angela Lang/CNET A Texas judge said Huawei's ability to contract with the federal government was © Angela Lang/CNET A Texas judge said Huawei's ability to contract with the federal government was "a privilege," not a constitutionally guaranteed right.

In his 57-page ruling, the judge wrote that contracting with the federal government is "a privilege," rather than a constitutionally guaranteed right.

British officials expected to green-light Huawei gear for 5G

  British officials expected to green-light Huawei gear for 5G Reuters reports UK officials are ready to agree to a limited deployment of Huawei gear in Britain's 5G networks, against the urging of the US.The news service cites two unnamed sources who say senior government officials recommended in a meeting Wednesday that Huawei equipment could be used in a limited way without affecting network security. The meeting comes ahead of a meeting of Britain's National Security Council scheduled for next week where officials will decide whether to deploy Huawei equipment.

A U . S . federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by Chinese telecom company Huawei , disputing a ban on federal agencies and contractors buying certain "Contracting with the federal government is a privilege, not a constitutionally guaranteed right -- at least not as far as the court is aware," he wrote.

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. has lost its legal case against its ban by the U . S . government after a judge ruled at the company did not have grounds to sue. The lawsuit argued the ban violates the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution – the due process clauses as well as the

Huawei's March 2019 suit centered on an addition to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that stopped US federal agencies and their contractors from buying "critical" telecom equipment from Huawei and other Chinese communications companies, including ZTE.

The company argued that Congress failed to present "any evidence" for its ban, making it "unconstitutional" and needlessly punitive. However, US lawmakers have long argued that Huawei represents a national security risk due to its cozy relationship with the Chinese government -- a charge the company denies.

Huawei didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

First published Feb. 19, 2:43 a.m. PT.

Updates 3:03 a.m. PT: Adds more detail.

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