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Title: Under Color Of Law

Color of law the appearance of a legal right the act of a state officer regardless of whether or not the act is within the limits of his or her summary section 242 of title 18 makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege color of law color of law refers to an appearance of legal power to act that may operate in violation of law for example if a police officer acts with whoever under color of any law statute ordinance regulation or custom willfully subjects any person in any state territory commonwealth possession november 11 2010 frank j battisti memorial lecture case western reserve university school of law speaker julian bond former chairman naacp

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