There is a very important US Supreme Court case to watch this week, especially if you are someone who is concerned about the invasion of transients in places like Bozeman and Missoula, Montana.

We all know it: Bozeman and Missoula city governments have been encouraging transients to populate our communities. Their policies have been disastrous. In Missoula, you pay dearly for parks through you property taxes, but then you can't use the parks because transients are defecating in drinking fountains. In Bozeman, a local business owner and Montana State football great had to speak out after a young girl was raped by a transient.

While the city governments in Bozeman and Missoula HAVE been pushing pro transient policies, they have had at least one excuse for why they claim they can't crack down on transients: the long liberal-dominated 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

But that could all change. This week the US Supreme Court heard "oral arguments in a case that could determine if it's unconstitutional for governments to enforce a public camping ban," as Kristin Goodwin reports for Fox News Radio. The case comes out of Grants Pass, Oregon.

Goodwin added: "The Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling the anti-camping ordinance violates the Eighth Amendment regarding cruel and unusual punishment. The city asking the high court to take up the case."

As we previously shared, Montana's Attorney General Austin Knudsen (R-MT) "led a coalition of 24 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in the case of Johnson v. City of Grants Pass. The brief asks the Supreme Court to reverse a lower court’s decision prohibiting states and local governments from enforcing laws that prevent public spaces from becoming homeless encampments."

Click here to read the AG's full press release and the amicus brief to the court.  


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