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Local and state governments within the jurisdiction of the Ninth Circuit Court have the rules for addressing the homeless issue pretty much set by that Court's decisions in Martin v Boise (2018) and Johnson v Grant's Pass (2022). Interestingly enough, I never hear state or city politicos even mention these FEDERAL guidelines (that funnel action down certain paths), such mentions not necessarily to make excuses for perceived inaction but to better explain what is or is not possible.

I don't necessarily agree with the Ninth Circuit's rulings, but they're what set the pace at the moment until such time as SCOTUS hears an appeal or must mediate between the Ninth's rulings and those of another Circuit Court that rules in the opposite.

From: Candidates for Olympia Mayor present their ideas about homelessness

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