Supreme Court Seems Poised to Uphold Local Bans on Homeless Encampments

Supreme Court Seems Poised to Uphold Local Bans on Homeless Encampments

Supreme Court Debate on Homelessness Ordinances

Supreme Court Debate on Homelessness Ordinances

A majority of the justices appeared skeptical of courts wading into the thorny policy questions around when local governments can punish people for sleeping and camping outdoors.

A majority of the Supreme Court appeared inclined on Monday to uphold a series of local ordinances that allowed a small Oregon city to ban homeless people from sleeping or camping in public spaces.

The justices seemed split along ideological lines in the case, which has sweeping implications for how the country deals with a growing homelessness crisis.

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