Watch a webinar conversation with the Washington Lawyers’ Committee about the SCOTUS decision in City of Grants Pass v. Johnson upholding a set of city ordinances that criminalize homelessness.
On April 22, 2024, WLC Board member Kelsi Brown Corkran, the Supreme Court Director for the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection at Georgetown Law, argued before the United States Supreme Court on behalf of Gloria Johnson, an unhoused person, and others living and facing homelessness in Grants Pass, Oregon.  Kelsi urged the Court to affirm the Ninth Circuit’s holding that Grants Pass’s effots to criminalize homelessness violate the Eighth Amendment’s protection against cruel and unusual punishment.
In the wake of the Court’s June 28th decision overturning the Ninth Circuit, Kelsi and WLC Legal Director Ryan Downer will have a conversation about this case and its implications for civil rights law, on July 10th at 1 pm ET. During the virtual event, participants will have the opportunity to submit questions about the Court’s decision.
The Washington Lawyers’ Committee was one of several amici in this case lifting up the dignity of unhoused individuals.  For more information, see the Amicus Brief here.
Supreme Court Case Webinar City of Grants Pass v. Johnson Join us for a webinar conversation with the Washington Lawyers' Committee about the SCOTUS decision in City of Grants Pass v. Johnson upholding a city ordinance that effectively makes it a crime to be homeless. Washington Lawyers' Committee Ryan Downer, Moderator, Legal Director Kelsi Brown Corkran, Supreme Court Director, Institute for Constitutional Advocacy & Policy July 10 1:00 Eastern Time

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