Second link is to the Opinion of the Court in U.S. WECHAT USERS ALLIANCE, et al., Plaintiffs, v. DONALD J. TRUMP, et al., Defendants. Decision by United States Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler of the Northern District of California, sitting at San Francisco.
The order also covered TikTok.
Summary from the above linked article:
US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in California granted “the motion on the ground that the plaintiffs have shown serious questions going to the merits of the First Amendment claim, the balance of hardships tips in the plaintiffs’ favor, and the plaintiffs establish sufficiently the other elements for preliminary-injunctive relief.”
I agree with the preliminary injunction. Putting this on hold until the courts have a proper chance to vet the First Amendment claims is appropriate.
Because this case involves both factual and legal disputes, a bench trial will be necessary.
Interestingly, both the Government and the Plaintiffs consented to the jurisdiction of a United States Magistrate Judge in this case, due to the likely extensive delay that would have been involved if they had to wait on a backlogged United States District Judge.
I am NOT entirely sure what the FINAL outcome of this case should be, though as I said above, I support the preliminary injunction.