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Colorado Judge Orders Denver to Stop Enforcing Ban Against Camping

HeadlineDec 31, 2019

A Colorado judge has ordered the Denver Police Department to stop enforcing the city’s ban against camping, saying the ban amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. Several homeless rights organizations in Colorado celebrated the decision, which comes two weeks after the Supreme Court also upheld protections for people who sleep or camp outdoors by leaving in place a lower court ruling saying it was unconstitutional for cities to prosecute people for sleeping or camping outside unless the city provides shelter for every single unhoused person in their jurisdiction.

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