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The United States Supreme Court Overturns the Boise Decision:  What This Means for California Cities

by on July 3, 2024

posted in Code Enforcement, Recent Court Decisions,

Last week, the United States Supreme Court decided a case that overturned well-known precedent affecting the right of California cities to cite individuals for sleeping on public property.  This decision has significant implications for how cities may now address encampments and related code enforcement issues.  The Boise Precedent While there were a number of Ninth Circuit opinions which dealt with homeless enforcement issues prior to the now well-known decision in Martin v. Boise, the Boise opinion is widely considered to be a turning point in the ability of state and local governments ... Continue Reading

tags: Code Enforcement, encampments, Martin v. Boise, unhoused populations, United States Supreme Court,