ACLU Scores One for the Homeless

The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska has won a court restraining order against Anchorage’s camping ordinance. The ordinance was aimed at the homeless who were camping in city parks, and allowed police to seize and destroy the possessions of the homeless campers after issuing a five-day notice. State Superior Court judge Mark Rindner ordered a 10-day restraining order against the city’s ordinance based on issues of constitutionality raised by the ACLU.

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage

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