OPB features Lindsey Burrows expertise about City of Portland anti-camping law

O'Connor Weber attorney Lindsey Burrows has been litigating on appeal a constitutional challenge to the City of Portland's anti-camping law that criminalizes camping on city property, even when a person has no other place to sleep. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Oregon Justice Resource Center (OJRC) filed an amicus curiae brief in support of Ms. Burrows's arguments.

Yesterday, Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) featured Ms. Burrows's case because a federal appellate court struck down a similar ordinance from Boise, Idaho. https://www.opb.org/news/article/homeless-camping-portland-boise-court-ruling-impact/ As Ms. Burrows explained in the article, “The 9th Circuit case isn’t binding on the Oregon Court of Appeals, but it is very persuasive, since Boise’s ordinance is so similar to Portland’s[.]”

Ms. Burrows's case, State of Oregon v. Alexandra Barrett, is currently pending in the Oregon Court of Appeals. The court will likely issue a decision in the next few months.

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