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By Erin Tierney
The Creswell Chronicle 

Boise can't ban homeless from sleeping in public, & neither can Creswell

A federal appeals court in September 2018 ruled that prosecuting homeless people for sleeping on the streets when there is no shelter available is a form of cruel and unusual punishment. Now, Creswell's camping ordinance may be violating the United States Constitution.

 

January 31, 2019

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A federal appeals court in September 2018 ruled that prosecuting homeless people for sleeping on the streets when there is no shelter available is a form of cruel and unusual punishment. Now, Creswell's camping ordinance may be violating the United States Constitution.

Creswell City Attorney Ross M. Williamson visited Creswell City Council to break down the Boise decision and how it affects Creswell at the Jan. 22 city council meeting.

MARTIN V. BOISE

The Martin V. Boise case came out of Idaho last year. The City of Boise’s camping ordinance prohibited the...



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