A&W Files an Amicus Curiae Brief

An A&W Team comprised of Tiffany J. Israel, John Fox, and Joshua Imeri-Garcia filed in the Supreme Court of the United States an Amicus Brief entitled “Brief of Amici Curiae -Ten California Cities and the County of Orange” in support of the Petition for Writ of Certiorari by the City of Grants Pass asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the City’s appeal of the Court of Appeal’s decision. The A&W Brief details the need for the U.S. Supreme Court to provide clarity on when jurisdictions may enforce  anti-camping ordinances on persons experiencing homelessness that the Ninth Circuit has failed to provide in its decisions in Martin v. City of Boise and, most recently, in Johnson v. City of Grants Pass.  The Amicus Brief focuses on the efforts of each of these Amici jurisdictions to provide shelter and much needed services to persons experiencing homelessness.  The Brief also describes the serious public health and safety impacts on these communities associated with the proliferation and expansion of homeless encampments because of fears of costly and prolonged litigation over enforcement efforts arising from the lack of clarity in the decisions rendered in Martin and Grants Pass.

The following are the  eleven California public entities that joined in this brief:

  • Chino
  • Fillmore
  • Garden Grove
  • Glendora
  • Huntington Beach
  • Murrieta
  • Newport Beach
  • Orange
  • Roseville
  • San Clemente
  • The County of Orange

Read a copy of the brief here: Click Here

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