The City of Santa Monica, Calif., is claiming that FAA is violating its constitutional rights by insisting that it continue operating Santa Monica Airport (SMO), saying U.S. interests in the airport ended in 1953. The city on Oct. 31 filed a lawsuit with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in an attempt to gain control over the future of SMO, a step that would allow the city to close the airport. The city is arguing that FAA’s claim that Santa Monica must ...


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