Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, June 4, 2012

"Bachelor" Lawsuit Heads To Court

"The Bachelor" producers are likely to argue that the First Amendment protects casting decisions in attempting to forestall claims by plaintiffs from Tennessee who allege that the show discriminates against non-whites. Plaintiffs, two African-Americans, say that the popular reality show has never cast persons of color because its producers refuse to contract with non-whites in violation of civil rights laws. (Coverage from Hollywood Reporter).

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