Supreme Court Considers Letting Cities Punish Homeless for Sleeping Outside

On April 22, the Supreme Court will hear a case out of Grants Pass, Oregon, which has a population of less than 40,000, NPR reports. 'Grants Pass v. Johnson' seeks to challenge two 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rulings which found fining or jailing the unhoused to be cruel and unusual punishment when they have no other alternative.