Salon: One Supreme Court case will leave the US in a crisis no matter the decision

  |  June 13, 2024
From Salon

The Supreme Court of the United States is about to decide whether cities can make it a crime to be a person without housing.

In City of Grants Pass v. Johnson, the high court will soon determine whether it’s legal for a city to ticket, fine, or arrest people for sleeping in public places with as little as a pillow, blanket, or piece of cardboard. The decision, expected any day now, will be the most significant court ruling on the rights of homeless people in decades.

Unfortunately, a decision in either direction will do nothing to help solve homelessness.