Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck

U.S. Supreme Court

Question(s) Presented

1. Whether the Second Circuit erred in rejecting this Court’s state actor tests and instead creating a per se rule that private operators of public access channels are state actors subject to constitutional liability.

2. Whether the Second Circuit erred in holding— contrary to the Sixth and D.C. Circuits—that private entities operating public access television stations are state actors for constitutional purposes where the state has no control over the private entity’s board or operations.

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