Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Anti-Camping Laws

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Anti-Camping Laws

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld on Friday anti-camping laws used by cities to stop homeless people from sleeping in public parks and public streets. The ruling that gives local and state governments a freer hand in confronting homeless occupying public land to live on.

The justices ruled in the city of Grants Pass, Oregon justices voted 6-3 to overturn a lower court's decision that found that enforcing the ordinances in the city of Grants Pass when no shelter space is available for the homeless violates the U.S. Constitution's Eighth Amendment prohibition on "cruel and unusual" punishments.

 

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