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Supreme Court divided on homeless encampments case

The Supreme Court is split on whether cities should have more power to restrict homeless encampments on public property in the West. The court’s liberals are wary of punishing homeless people for sleeping outside, calling it a criminalization of homelessness. However, the conservatives question whether homelessness should be constitutionally protected, suggesting judges shouldn’t be making policy judgments. The 9th Circuit Court has ruled against laws penalizing homelessness, causing a debate on whether cities should have the flexibility to regulate where people sleep outside. Justices Kavanaugh and Barrett may hold deciding votes on this controversial issue.


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