Kate Conger, reporting for TechCrunch:
Notably absent from the list of 97 companies are several who met
with Trump prior to his inauguration: Amazon, Oracle, IBM, SpaceX
and Tesla. Oracle CEO Safra Catz is serving as an advisor to the
Trump transition team, while SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has
defended his decision to remain on an advisory council for Trump.
I’m not surprised by Oracle, IBM, or Elon Musk’s companies, but I am surprised by Amazon.
Update: Tesla and SpaceX have joined the brief, along with Adobe. Good for them.
Update: Looks like Amazon is officially opposed, but didn’t join this brief for legal reasons:
Amazon was one major company that didn’t join with the brief,
which supported a case brought by Minnesota and the state of
Washington opposing the ban on refugees and temporary ban on
immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries.
That’s because Seattle-based Amazon had already filed a
declaration in the same case explaining how the ban negatively
affects the e-commerce giant. Washington’s attorney general
advised Amazon not to join the amicus brief since it’s a
witness in the original lawsuit, according to a source familiar
with the matter.
It turns out that Microsoft, also absent from the amicus brief,
filed a declaration in the original case brought by Washington,
★ Monday, 6 February 2017