Sacramento County DA Thien Ho’s Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Agreeing to Hear Case of Johnson v. City of Grants Pass
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of Johnson v. City of Grants Pass, in which the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals continues to undermine and limit laws that regulate unhoused encampments. These limitations were originally created in another Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals case, Martin v. City of Boise.
Sacramento County District Attorney Thien Ho states, “With the unprecedented increase of the unhoused population in Sacramento and our community at a breaking point, my office was the first prosecutor’s office in the country to file an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Grants Pass case and overturn Martin v. City of Boise. I am grateful that today the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review these poorly reasoned cases. Our office will soon file an additional amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn both cases.”