Prof. Alan Rozenshtein Quoted in New York Times and Wall Street Journal About TikTok Parent Suing due to Forced Sale of App

Professor Alan Rozenshtein was quoted in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal about TikTok’s parent company suing the federal government claiming the new federal law that forces a sale of the app violates the First Amendment and unlawfully singles out the company for punishment. In the coming litigation, the Justice Department may need to show that Congress had compelling reasons that justify the burdens on free speech that come with shutting down a popular communications platform. It is possible that the U.S. government could disclose to the courts classified information about TikTok’s alleged security threat. Prof. Rozenshtein said, “It’s going to turn on whether the national security argument put forward by the government is strong enough. At the end of the day, that’s what this comes down to.”