Judge imposes nationwide injunction against Trump administration’s TikTok ban

A federal judge imposed a nationwide injunction against the Commerce Department order blocking transactions with the Chinese-owned video-sharing company TikTok, hitting the pause button on what would have been the effective ban of TikTok in the United States beginning after Nov. 12.

Judge Wendy Beetlestone, an Obama-appointee who has served on the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania since 2014, issued a 28-page ruling on Friday against the Trump administration, saying that “a nationwide injunction is warranted” and that its TikTok ban should not be allowed to go into effect in the U.S. until she has reached a final judgment in a civil lawsuit brought against President Trump and Commerce
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