Judge Blocks Montana’s TikTok Ban

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Judge Blocks , Montana’s TikTok Ban.
On Nov. 30, U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy
temporarily blocked Montana's TikTok ban that was scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1, CNN reports. .
On Nov. 30, U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy
temporarily blocked Montana's TikTok ban that was scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1, CNN reports. .
According to Molloy, “the current record leaves
little doubt that Montana’s legislature and attorney general were more interested in targeting China’s ostensible role
in TikTok than with protecting Montana consumers.”.
TikTok also reportedly illustrated how
the law violates the First Amendment.
In shutting off TikTok, the Legislature has
both harmed User Plaintiffs’ First Amendment
rights and cut off a stream of income on which
many rely. Thus, Plaintiffs have established
a likelihood of irreparable harm, U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy, via order.
Emilee Cantrell, a deputy communications
director at Montana’s attorney general’s office, referred to the order as a "preliminary decision.".
The judge indicated several times
that the analysis could change as the
case proceeds and the state has
the opportunity to present
a full factual record. , Emilee Cantrell, a deputy communications
director at Montana’s attorney general’s office, via CNN.
We look forward to presenting the complete
legal argument to defend the law that protects
Montanans from the Chinese Communist Party
obtaining and using their data, Emilee Cantrell, a deputy communications
director at Montana’s attorney general’s office, via CNN.
The law was on track "to be the first of
its kind" in the country, CNN reports. .
Under the legislation, TikTok would not be
allowed to operate within state lines.
Fines of $10,000 a day
could potentially be issued

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