TikTok Wins Prelim. Injunction Against Montana Ban

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Judge Molloy’s Analysis: Questioning the Ban’s Effectiveness

In his analysis, Judge Molloy questioned the ban’s effectiveness in protecting consumers from China’s alleged threats, noting that other companies also collect user data. He also raised doubts about the law’s ability to protect minors, suggesting alternative online avenues remain accessible.

TikTok’s Reaction: Celebrating the Upholding of Rights

A TikTok spokesperson lauded the decision, celebrating the continued ability of Montanans to use the platform for self-expression, income, and community building. TikTok users’ legal representation echoed this sentiment, praising the ruling for safeguarding constitutional rights.

The TikTok users are represented by a team from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and Boone Karlberg PC. TikTok’s legal defense includes Jackson Murdo & Grant PC and Covington & Burling LLP. The Montana attorney general’s office represents the state.