Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck

587 U.S. ___ (2019).

A 2019 United States Supreme Court opinion in which the Court held that a private nonprofit corporation designated by New York City to run a public access television channel was not a state actor bound by the First Amendment.  The Court reasoned that, “when a private entity provides a forum for speech, the private entity is not ordinarily constrained by the First Amendment because the private entity is not a state actor.  The private entity may thus exercise editorial discretion over the speech and speakers in the forum.”

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