U.S. court to hear appeal challenging order blocking TikTok app store ban
By David Shepardson
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Monday will hear arguments in the Trump administration’s appeal of a judge’s order that blocked a ban on Chinese-owned TikTok from domestic app stores.
U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols in Washington on Sept. 27 blocked the Commerce Department order hours before it was to prohibit new downloads of the short video-sharing app.
The ban would have required Apple Inc and Alphabet’s Google to remove the app from their stores, preventing…