Constitutional Law Keyed to Chemerinsky
Loretto v. Teleprompter Manhattan CATV Corp.
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Prior to 1973 the Respondent, Teleprompter Manhattan CATV (Respondent), would obtain permission from property owners to run cable through their premises. In exchange, for this permission the Respondent would pay the owners 5% of the gross revenue recognized from the installation of cable in the apartment buildings. In 1973, the New York legislature passed an act stipulating that a landlord “could not interfere with the installation of cable television facilities upon his property.” The Court of Appeals concluded that the act was a legitimate exercise of the state’s police powers.
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