U.S. Supreme Court to hear challenge on homelessness ordinance ban

(The Center Square) – The U.S. Supreme Court announced it would hear a landmark challenge to an earlier ruling preventing enforcement of anti-camping ordinances — a challenge that was supported by a broad coalition of Republican and Democratic leaders, including California Gov. Gavin Newsom.

“California has invested billions to address homelessness, but rulings from the bench have tied the hands of state and local governments to address this issue,” said Newsom in a statement. “The Supreme Court can now correct course and end the costly delays from lawsuits that have plagued our efforts to clear encampments and deliver services to those in need.”

In 2023, Newsom filed an amicus brief supporting Supreme Court review of a 2018 Ninth Circuit Court ruling in Martin v. Boise that local courts in nine states and United States territories in the Pacific have often used to prevent the adoption of anti-encampment policies.

That ruling
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