Today, the United States Supreme Court declined to review City of Boise v. Martin, Case No. 19-247—a decision in which the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that enforcing local laws prohibiting camping and sleeping on public property “when no sleeping space is practically available in any shelter” within the jurisdiction violates the Eighth Amendment protection against cruel and unusual punishment.
Renne Public Law Group (RPLG), a San Francisco-based law firm that represents local governments, filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief asking the United States Supreme Court to review City of Boise v. Martin, Case No. 19-247.
Arthur Hartinger has been awarded the Amicus Service Award for his service to the IMLA Legal Advocacy program in the Bolling v. San Diego case.