Supreme Court Hears Discrimination Case Against Comcast

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard a discrimination case against Comcast by Byron Allen, the owner of Entertainment Studios Networks, The New York Times reports. The lawsuit claims the company’s decision not to carry programming from Allen’s network was determined in part by his race. Comcast, the nation’s largest cable company, says its decision was an ordinary business calculation and was due to insufficient demand for Entertainment Studio’s offerings. The case concerns a Reconstruction-era federal law that gives “all persons” the same right to “make and enforce contract” as “is enjoyed by white citizens."

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