Elon Musk’s SpaceX fired back at President Joe Biden and sued the U.S. government claiming that the government’s case accusing the space leader of refusing to hire refugees and asylees violates the U.S. Constitution.
According to Law.com: “SpaceX’s lawsuit, filed Sept. 15 in the Northern District of Texas, targets Administrative Law Judge Carol Bell of the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer, who was assigned the discrimination case on Sept. 11, along with Chief Administrative Hearing Officer James McHenry and Attorney General Merrick Garland.
“The suit, which was surfaced by Law.com Radar, seeks an injunction derailing the government’s suit on constitutional grounds. For example, it says the matter should be adjudicated by Article III courts, rather than by an administrative law judge, and that the ALJ’s appointment was invalid because it wasn’t made by the president. SpaceX, represented by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, also argues that the administrative process violates the company’s Seventh Amendment right to a trial by jury.”
Biden’s DOJ action against Musk alleges that SpaceX routinely discouraged asylees and refugees from applying and refused to hire or consider them, because of their citizenship status, in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).