A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed Wall Street Journal reported.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 the
In his 57-page ruling, the judge wrote that contracting with the federal government is “a privilege,” rather than a constitutionally guaranteed right.
Huawei’s Act (NDAA) that stopped US federal agencies and their contractors from buying “critical” telecom equipment from Huawei and other Chinese communications companies, including ZTE.centered on an addition to the National Defense Authorization
The company argued that Congress failed to present “any evidence” for its ban, making it “unconstitutional” and needlessly punitive. However, US lawmakers havethat Huawei represents a national security risk due to its cozy relationship with the Chinese government — a charge the company .
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.