SpaceX seeks to throw out Justice Department hiring practices case

Source: Space News

“SpaceX has responded to a Justice Department lawsuit about the company’s hiring practices with a suit of its own, arguing that the government’s case is unconstitutional. SpaceX filed suit Sept. 15 against several Justice Department officials, including Attorney General Merrick Garland, in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The suit seeks dismissal of a case filed by the Justice Department Aug. 24 alleging that the company’s hiring practices discriminated against asylees and refugees. … SpaceX’s lawsuit is based less on the specific details of the Justice Department’s case and more on its constitutionality. The federal government’s case is being considered by an appointed administrative law judge who is ‘unconstitutionally insulated from Presidential authority,’ the company argues, adding that the case should be taken up in a federal court rather than an administrative one without the right to a jury trial.” (09/18/23)