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SCOTUS declines to hear major case on homelessness

Normally we report on that cert petitions that SCOTUS grants, not the ones that it denies. But this is an interesting case. The City of Boise Idaho tried to regulate camping and sleeping in public places. The 9th Circuit held that the enforcement of such laws constitute cruel and unusual punishment prohibited by the 8th Amendment when there is  greater number of homeless individuals in the jurisdiction than the number of beds available in shelters.  SCOTUS just denied Boise’s cert petition. Read SCOTUSblog’s post here. Anyone know the ratio of homeless people to shelter beds in say . . . Milwaukee?

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