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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:12 am 
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'A very bad day for our country': TV mogul Byron Allen criticizes Supreme Court ruling on $20 billion bias suit

Television mogul and comedian Byron Allen sharply criticized a U.S. Supreme Court decision on Monday that dismissed a lower court ruling that had allowed him to move forward with a case alleging racial discrimination committed by cable giant Comcast.

Allen, the chief executive of Entertainment Studios Inc., claims Comcast (CMCSA) refused to license his company’s channels — for instance, Cars.TV and Pets.TV — because he is black, claiming Comcast discriminates against minority-owned programming in its licensing agreements.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:41 pm 
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It got worse when the president suggested letting Mom and Pop die to help the corporations. This economic system has been exposed in its starkest inhumanity, and there are millions of Americans who don't intend to forget that. I would call that the darkest day since 9/11, or perhaps even Pearl Harbor.


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Without being able to see what Comcast's licensing agreement says it's hard for us to determine whether Allen's claim of racial discrimination is valid. The burden of proof is upon Allen, not Comcast, and apparently the Supreme Court didn't see that proof. Note, this isn't the end of the lawsuit but the Supreme Court's decision sends it back to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider it's opinion. I think the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will agree with the Supreme Court's view and that Allen will have to show proof of racial discrimination. If Allen cannot show that burden of proof then the case will be thrown out.

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