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Federal judge says Trump administration's actions against TikTok 'likely exceed' the president's authority

21 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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The US government's attempts to ban TikTok "likely exceed" the legal bounds of Donald Trump's executive authority, a federal judge said in his decision to grant an injunction this weekend, temporarily blocking the ban.
The judge's Sunday night ruling for the injunction came hours before the US government was set to enforce the first part of its two-pronged strategy to ban TikTok nationwide. Sunday's action, as recently laid out by the Commerce Department, would ban new app downloads and software updates for existing TikTok users.
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Trump's TikTok restrictions ‘likely exceed' his legal authority, federal judge says

Trump's TikTok restrictions ‘likely exceed' his legal authority, federal judge says

21 days ago   |   By Politico

The Trump administration “likely” exceeded its legal authority with its order to ban TikTok downloads in the U.S. and impose other restrictions on the video-sharing platform, a federal judge wrote in a legal opinion disclosed Monday.
Unpacking the decision: U.S. District Court Judge Carl Nichols said that while President Donald Trump has “broad” authority to declare national emergencies and prohibit business dealings with foreign entities that pose a national security risk, TikTok appears to be exempt from such action as a “personal communication” service that oversees “informational...
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