Entries by Timothy Sandefur

Supreme Court Takes the First Step Toward Serious Solutions for Homelessness

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The U.S. Supreme Court today took the first step toward a rational approach to the problem of homelessness by overturning a Ninth Circuit ruling that prohibited cities from enforcing their laws against camping in public parks and on sidewalks. That decision, called Johnson v. Grants Pass, declared that it violates the Eighth Amendment’s “cruel and unusual punishment” clause to […]

VICTORY! Arizona Court Strikes Down Pima County’s “Balloondoggle”

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In a major win for Arizona taxpayers—thanks to the work of the Goldwater Institute—a state appellate court yesterday declaredthat Pima County officials violated the state Constitution when they adopted a multimillion-dollar subsidy for the World View company, a business that’s supposed to take passengers on rides to the stratosphere in specially modified high-altitude balloons. The company’s […]

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