Can A City Ticket Its Homeless?

Nine homeless people have filed a class-action lawsuit in in San Diego federal court to fight tickets for illegal sleeping.
December 20, 2004, 9am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Other cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Milwaukee, several in Florida, and even Halifax, Nova Scotia, have issued such citations in the past few years.

...this suit is the first constitutional challenge of such ticketing, and were the court to rule in favor of the homeless, such a decision could have national importance, says Tulian Ozdeger, staff attorney for the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Monday, December 20, 2004 in The Christian Science Monitor
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