The blog Lawfare recently published a post about the case Kaspersky Lab, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security, summarizing the government's response and Kaspersky's reply.
In December 2017, the Russia-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab filed suit against the Department of Homeland Security over an order labeling Kaspersky software an “information security risk” and ordering the removal of all relevant software from government national security systems after a review process of 90 days. The firm applied for a preliminary injunction under the Administrative Procedures Act (APA), arguing the order was “arbitrary and capricious.”
In early February, the government filed its response to Kaspersky's application for a preliminary injunction, along with its evidentiary file, which included a document entitled the “,” authored by University of Illinois College of Law professor emeritus Peter Maggs, a leading expert on Russian law. DHS relied on the Maggs Report in making its decision to link Russian espionage services and Kaspersky so closely together.
Full post at lawfare.com.