Rantz: United States Supreme Court could save Seattle from homeless crisis

Progressive policies allowing the homeless to die on Seattle streets might come to an end thanks to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). City leaders will simply need to find a political backbone.

SCOTUS will hear The City of Grants Pass, Oregon v. Johnson on Monday, April 22. The case stems from a broader argument over whether homeless camping bans constitute cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment when no alternative shelter options are available. The Ninth Circuit Court previously upheld lower court decisions that blocked the enforcement of these laws, arguing that without shelter space, homeless people have no choice but to sleep in public

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