Cities banned from punishing homeless who sleep on public property

A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday, Sept. 4 that if homeless people who have no other alternatives are sleeping on public property, cities are prohibited from punishing them, as it would violate the Eighth Amendment.
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A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday, Sept. 4 that if homeless people who have no other alternatives are sleeping on public property, cities are prohibited from punishing them, as it would violate the Eighth Amendment.

Federal court says cities can’t ban sleeping on the street. What’s it mean for Bellingham?

September 09, 2018 12:00 PM