Court hints at ruling against U.S. in Huawei case over briefing on 'bill of attainder' question

By Rick Weber  
September 27, 2019 at 3:20 PM
A federal district judge has suggested he may rule against the U.S. government in a case challenging the constitutionality of a federal ban on purchases of products by China-based tech giant Huawei, in explaining why the Justice Department needs to file an additional brief on a core question in the dispute -- the Constitution's prohibition on a "bill of attainder." The issue was raised at the start of oral arguments this month in the U.S. district for eastern Texas, with...

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