Efforts to tackle homelessness in cities like Los Angeles, Seattle, and Phoenix are said to be increasingly hampered by decisions handed down by the court system. A legal foundation says the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has gone too far in intervening in the homelessness crisis.
One case, Martin v. City of Boise, states cities are not allowed to clear homeless encampments or enforce anti-camping ordinances if they don’t have enough shelter beds available for their homeless population.
NTD spoke to Mark Miller, the former chief of staff to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, about the Court’s intervention. Mr. Miller is also a senior attorney with Pacific Legal Foundation, which is representing the California Business Properties Association before the Supreme Court.