Halleck v. Manhattan Community Access Corporation; 2nd Circuit Feb 2018

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FOR READING ONLY:  The WESTLAW reprint of the holdings of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit New York City in the case of Dee Dee Halleck and Jesus Papoleto Melendez, community producers, in which Manhattan Community Access Corporation, d/b/a Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) suspended the plaintiffs from using MNN’s facilities for what MNN interpreted to be staff harrassment in one of the plaintiff’s video programs.

The Court ruled in favor of Halleck and Papoleto Melendez on the grounds that MNN’s public access channel is a “public forum” protected under the First Amendment because MNN is a “state actor.”  MNN rejects the idea that it is a “state actor.”