A Texas judge said Huawei’s ability to contract with the federal government was “a privilege,” not a constitutionally guaranteed right.

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A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed Huawei’s lawsuit challenging the US government over a ban on its telecommunications equipment. Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. District Court in East Texas ruled that the Congress had the power to restrict federal agencies from buying gear from the embattled Chinese company, the Wall Street Journal reported.

In a 57-page ruling, the judge wrote that contracting with the federal government is “a privilege,” rather than a constitutionally guaranteed right.

Huawei didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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