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Prof. Julian Ku Quoted in The Guardian and Wired on the Huawei Lawsuit Against the US

Julian Ku, Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law, Faculty Director of International Programs

China warns US of ‘all necessary measures’ to protect Huawei
Foreign minister suggests recent actions against Chinese firms are ‘deliberate political suppression’
By Lily Kuo
The Guardian
March 7, 2019

Excerpt:
The lawsuit has a small chance of winning in court, experts say. But its chief purpose may be forcing the US to make its case against Huawei publicly.

“The payoff is mostly public relations. It shows Huawei will use the US legal system and allow it to show how it thinks it has been unfairly treated,” said Julian Ku, who teaches international law at Hofstra University.

Read the full article on the Guardian website.


Huawei Sues the US, Prodding It to Prove Suspicions
By Klint Finley
Wired
March 7, 2019

Excerpt:
Last year a federal judge dismissed a similar suit filed by Russian information-security company Kaspersky Lab after it was banned from government contracts. Ku says Huawei will argue that this case is different because the US government isn’t just banning government agencies from doing business with Huawei, but also blocking agencies from doing business with users of the company’s gear.

“It’s a novel enough issue that it will go to appeal,” Ku says. “There will be quite a bit of litigation.”

Read the full article on the Wired website.

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