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National Association of African American-Owned Media v. Charter Communications, Inc., 17-55723

Held that an African American-owned operator of television networks sufficiently pleaded a claim that a cable television operator refused to enter into a carriage contract based on racial bias, in violation of 42 U.S.C. section 1981. Also, the section 1981 claim was not barred by the First Amendment. On interlocutory appeal, affirmed denial of a motion to dismiss.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/11/19


  • Smith


  • United States Ninth Circuit