Supreme Court asked to grant review and hear case involving “cruel and unusual punishment” challenge to the power of government to address homeless camping on public property
Jeff Lewis Law filed an amicus brief on behalf of Venice Stakeholders Association in the United States Supreme Court in the matter of Boise v. Martin.
The City of Boise is asking the Supreme Court to grant review and hear the case involving the “cruel and unusual punishment” challenge to the power of the government to address homeless camping on public property. (The attorneys representing Boise have developed a white paper discussing the case.) Ironically, the City of Los Angeles also filed an amicus brief encouraging the high court to hear the case. The Venice Stakeholders Association and the City of Los Angeles are currently in litigation regarding whether the City of Los Angeles complied with CEQA in approving a homeless shelter in Venice.