4 months Huawei sues US government for passing a ‘Bill of Attainder’ against them MB |Tech
By Song Liuping, Chief Legal Officer of Huawei Technologies. Huawei cameras at a security exhibition in Shanghai, May 24. Photo: Aly Song/Reuters The British Parliament once levied sentences against purported conspirators seeking to overthrow the crown. As a result, the U.S. Constitution prohibits Congress from passing any “bill of attainder”—a law punishing a person or group without a trial. Lawmakers last summer enacted a bill of attainder targeting Huawei, a successful, privately owned and operated Chinese technology company. The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act places a broad ban on certain Huawei equipment: Federal agencies may not procure it, federal contractors ... more