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Racial Segregation at Airports Developed with Financial Assistance Under the Federal Airport Act
The OLC was asked whether airports built using federal grant money were required to integrate given a clause in the grant agreement requiring accessibility without “unjust discrimination” but the agency declined to provide an answer, citing “a long-standing departmental policy” against weighing in on “judicial questions.” The OLC did advise, however, that the Administrator of Civil Aeronautics could include a grant agreement term explicitly prohibiting discrimination for future grantees.
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