Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei said on Wednesday it has filed a motion requesting the court to rule in its favor in reference to a lawsuit filed in March.

The company said that the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was signed by President Donald Trump on Aug. 13, 2018, singled out Huawei without an opportunity for rebuttal or defense. The legislation banned US government agencies from buying telecommunications equipment from Huawei or its rival ZTE.

“The ban is a quintessential bill of attainder and a violation of due process,” said Song Liuping, the chief legal officer at Huawei, in a commentary published in the Wall Street Journal on Monday. “The law provides Huawei with no opportunity to rebut the accusations, to present evidence in its defense, or to avail itself of other procedures that impartial adjudicators provide to ensure a fair search for the truth.”

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Wei Sheng

Wei Sheng is a Beijing-based reporter covering hardware, smartphone, and telecommunications, along with regulations and policies related to the China tech scene. Before joining TechNode, he wrote about...