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Anti-Camping Ordinance

An appeals court in Oregon ruled that a homeless woman was properly convicted of unlawful camping and criminal trespass. The woman, who claimed Portland’s anti-camping ordinance would be cruel and unusual punishment as applied to her, failed to produce evidence about the availability of and restrictions on shelter beds. 

SALEM, Ore. – An appeals court in Oregon ruled that a homeless woman was properly convicted of unlawful camping and criminal trespass. The woman, who claimed Portland’s anti-camping ordinance would be cruel and unusual punishment as applied to her, failed to produce evidence about the availability of and restrictions on shelter beds. 

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