CA9: Getting some public funds doesn’t make a private actor public

A private school ejected plaintiff and he sued on several grounds. His Fourth Amendment claim (sounds problematic on its face) is rejected because the school is not a state actor despite receiving some federal funds. Nkwuo v. Angel, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 12809 (9th Cir. July 17, 2017). (More to the point, this simply is not a Fourth Amendment issue.)

Defendant’s offense was in two counties, and he pled guilty. His plea waived venue, even if it was a valid issue, and he can’t show defense counsel was ineffective for not challenging the forfeiture too. His central issue seems to be the seizure and forfeiture of $83,500, $22,000 of which was on him in the other county, which he’s trying to get back. State v. Stephens, 2017-Ohio-6911, 2017 Ohio App. LEXIS 3017 (5th Dist. July 12, 2017).*

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