The nation is currently focused on the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives officially passing both articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday night.
Pelosi and House Democrats passed both articles — obstruction of Congress and abuse of power — mostly along party lines.
All House Republicans voted against the sham charges, and 3 Democrats jumped ship and voted against the articles of impeachment.
But with so much noise and attention on impeachment, many didn’t notice that the Supreme Court just rejected to take on a major case.
In September 2018, the liberal 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that it’s unconstitutional to ban sleeping on the sidewalk.
This week, the Supreme Court made the final decision to reject a challenge to that ruling, The Blaze reports.
The Supreme Court offered no explanation for its decision.
In other words, the Supreme Court won’t take up a case determining whether homeless people have a constitutional right to camp in public areas and take them over.
The case arose from a local ordinance in Boise, Idaho that banned “occupying, lodging, or sleeping in any building, structure, or public place, whether public or private . . . without the permission of the owner or person entitled to possession or in control thereof.”
Two members of the liberal 9th Circuit’s panel ruled the law was an unconstitutional violation of the 8th Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment, with one also calling it “in all likelihood, pointless.”
“The crisis continued to burgeon while ordinances forbidding sleeping in public were on the books and sometimes enforced,” wrote liberal Judge Marsha Berzon.
She added that “there is no reason to believe” that overturning the law would cause the city’s homelessness problem to grow.
Many, many people argue the exact opposite.
Conservative commentator Rich Lowery points out that allowing people to sleep out in the open would only incentivize the behavior, along with other forms of unwanted conduct.
California cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles both allow and condone homeless camping — and there is literally urine, feces, used drug needles, and trash on almost every street and sidewalk.
When Orange County cleared out a big encampment last year, it found more than 13,000 needles, 5,000 pounds of waste, including human waste, and 400 tons of debris.
Workers at City Hall in Los Angeles have been exposed to trash and bodily fluids from nearby encampments, also responsible for a rodent-infestation at their building. San Francisco is notorious for needles and human feces littering its streets.
In addition to Idaho, the ruling is binding on California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, Alaska, and Hawaii.
Lowery added: “Stopping the blight of encampments should be a lowest-common-denominator priority of public order and safety — one that the Ninth Circuit has now made more difficult.”
The Supreme Court refusing to take on the case means that in major cities — often run by liberals — homeless people will pretty much be allowed to build massive tent cities on property they don’t own and don’t pay for while also using the streets and sidewalks as their personal bathrooms and trashcans.