Gus Hurwitz on TikTok’s Legal Challege

ICLE Director of Law & Economics Programs Gus Hurwitz was quoted by USA Today in a story about the lawsuit the company filed challenging a recently passed law that would force its divestiture from Chinese-based ByteDance. You can read the full piece here.

While the law implicates free speech, “the national security justification is reasonably strong and courts are likely to take it very seriously,” said Justin “Gus” Hurwitz, senior fellow and academic director of the Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition at Penn Carey Law.

“It is a hard question how the Supreme Court would decide it,” Hurwitz said. “The current composition of the court does hold very strong First Amendment views. On the other hand, the justices are very likely to take the national security concerns very seriously.”