City of Grants Pass, Oregon, Petitioner v. Gloria Johnson, et al., on Behalf of Themselves and All Others Similarly Situated

  1. April 05, 2024

    Shelter Network Fights Public Camping Ban At High Court

    A network of more than 200 women's and family shelters told the U.S. Supreme Court that an Oregon city's prohibition on camping in public spaces subjects involuntarily homeless women and children — who are often put in that position due to gender-based violence — to further potential harm.

  2. April 03, 2024

    San Francisco Leaders Back Ax Of Public Camping Ban

    A coalition of San Francisco stakeholders has accused the city and California of overstepping their bounds in an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an Oregon city's prohibition on camping in public spaces, discounting their "alarmist claims" that the ruling rendered jurisdictions powerless.

  3. February 27, 2024

    Ore. City Urges High Court To Revive Homeless Camp Ban

    An Oregon city urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a Ninth Circuit ruling that its ban on camping in public spaces violated homeless residents' Eighth Amendment rights, arguing that the court's ruling impermissibly immunizes some conduct from all punishment.

  4. January 12, 2024

    High Court Will Scrutinize Ore. City's Homelessness Laws

    Civic leaders rejoiced Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court decided to review a Ninth Circuit ruling allowing people to camp on public property in an Oregon city when shelters lack space, while advocates for unhoused people called the move "troubling."

  5. December 20, 2023

    Ore. City Urges High Court To Hear Homeless Camping Suit

    Grants Pass, Oregon, wants the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Ninth Circuit decision that allowed camping on public property because the ruling conflicts with other high court judgments and has wreaked havoc on western U.S. cities, the city said in a response brief Wednesday.

  6. December 06, 2023

    Justices Urged To Drop Review Of 'Cruel' Ore. Homeless Law

    Opponents of a Grants Pass, Oregon, law banning camping in public places told the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday it should reject the city's appeal of a Ninth Circuit ruling finding the law to be cruel and unusual punishment for effectively criminalizing homelessness.

  7. October 03, 2023

    SF Mayor Asks Justices To Review Homelessness Case

    San Francisco Mayor London Breed has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a Ninth Circuit ruling on an Oregon city's homeless enforcement policies, arguing that an appellate panel's erroneous decision "wreaked practical havoc in courts" and on the streets of her city and others in the circuit's jurisdiction.

  8. September 21, 2023

    Arizona Pols Ask Justices To Nix 9th Circ. Homeless Ruling

    Arizona's House speaker and Senate president urged the U.S. Supreme Court this week to undo a Ninth Circuit ruling that has halted the criminalization of "involuntarily homeless" residents in Oregon, alleging it violates the principles of federalism and separation of powers.

  9. September 13, 2023

    Ariz. Locals Ask Justices To Review Ore. City's Homeless Law

    Phoenix home and business owners have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on a Ninth Circuit ruling that prevents an Oregon city from removing homeless encampments, saying the decision has cast widespread confusion and led to an increase in homelessness throughout its jurisdiction, according to an amici curiae brief. 

  10. August 28, 2023

    Justices Urged To Weigh In On Ore. City's Homeless Law

    The city of Grants Pass, Oregon, wants the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on the city's enforcement of laws banning people who are involuntarily homeless from camping out in public parks.