US Supreme Court backs anti-camping laws used against homeless people

Officer Tim Artoff issues a ticket to an unhoused man for fentanyl possession in April in Grants Pass, Ore. REUTERS/Deborah Bloom/File Photo

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court upheld on Friday anti-camping laws used by authorities in an Oregon city to stop homeless people from sleeping in public parks and public streets - a ruling that gives local and state governments a freer hand in confronting a national homelessness crisis.