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"Private persons, jointly engaged with state officials in the prohibited action, are acting 'under color' of law. . . . The act 'under color' of law does not require that the accused be an officer of the State. It is enough that he is a willful participant in joint activity with the State or its agents."[1]

References Edit

  1. United States v. Price, 383 U.S. 787, 794 (1966) (full-text).

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