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Supreme Court takes up homelessness as record numbers of Americans lack permanent housing

Posted on AllSides April 21st, 2024
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WASHINGTON − The Supreme Court is debating Monday how far cities can go to prevent people from sleeping in public places without effectively criminalizing homelessness, an issue of increasing importance as the number of Americans without shelter has reached record levels. When a California-based appeals court ruled in 2018 that an anti-camping ordinance in Boise, Idaho, could not be enforced against homeless people if the city lacked sufficient shelters, the Supreme Court let that decision stand. But when that same ruling was used to declare that similar bans in Grants...

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