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Breaking: The Supreme Court refused to hear a major case on homeless, letting stand a ruling that protects their right to sleep on the sidewalk or in public parks if no other shelter is available.  https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-12-16/supreme-court-lets-stand-ruling-that-protects-homeless-who-sleep-on-sidewalk 

The outcome is a significant victory for homeless activists and a setback for city officials in California and other western states who argued the ruling undercut their authority to regulate encampments on sidewalks.  https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-12-16/supreme-court-lets-stand-ruling-that-protects-homeless-who-sleep-on-sidewalk 

Boise, Idaho is a midsize city with a relatively manageable homeless population.

@marialaganga went to Boise to explain the origin story of a case that has come to guide homeless policy across the nation:

The Supreme Court declined a homelessness case, letting stand a ruling that curbs police powers in states including California.

Here's what that means for L.A.:

For homeless advocates, Monday was a victory.

Some say the Supreme Court's decision could create an upswing of political will to build more permanent supportive housing and temporary shelters.  https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-12-16/homeless-supreme-court-ruling-housing-shelter 

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