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Video: from the steps of the Supreme Court

“At the heart of this case is how we treat fellow human beings when they’re experiencing homelessness.”
  |  April 25, 2024

On Monday, as the Supreme Court heard arguments in Johnson v. Grants Pass, hundreds of people gathered outside to send a message: fines and arrest records make it even harder for people to get and keep a roof over their heads. 

The real solution is providing access to housing they can afford and the support services they need to become stable. Handcuffs do not get anyone closer to housing. 

We talked to people about why this case matters — here’s what they had to say.

Video by Lisa Tran

The Supreme Court’s decision in the case is expected this summer.

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