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AGO Opinions with Topic: POSSIBLE VIOLATION OF EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE OF FEDERAL CONSTITUTION
AGO 1966 No. 88 >  June 20, 1966
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS - REAL PROPERTY - LEASE TO PRIVATE CLUB - DISCRIMINATION BY LESSEE ON BASIS OF RACE - POSSIBLE VIOLATION OF EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE OF FEDERAL CONSTITUTION
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS ‑- REAL PROPERTY ‑- LEASE TO PRIVATE CLUB ‑- DISCRIMINATION BY LESSEE ON BASIS OF RACE ‑- POSSIBLE VIOLATION OF EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE OF FEDERAL CONSTITUTION Where a municipal corporation leases its grounds and buildings to a private club which discriminates in its choice of members on the basis of race, the courts have indicated that the question of whether or not there is a violation of the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution will depend upon all of the facts and circumstances of a particular case.
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