Representative Kiley to Reacts to Supreme Court Oral Argument

WASHINGTON – Today Representative Kevin Kiley (R-CA) attended oral arguments in the case of City of Grants Pass, Oregon v. Gloria Johnson at the Supreme Court. Kiley led an amicus brief, joined by several other Members of the House, asking the Court to reverse the 9th Circuit decision.

“Homelessness in California is a crisis and a tragedy. But today can be a new day. I filed a brief asking the Supreme Court to give our communities back the ability to regulate homeless encampments in a common sense way. The Court appears poised to that by reversing misguided 9th Circuit decisions that are out-of-step with the rest of the country. This case is an opportunity to reclaim our public spaces, restore order, reduce crime, protect public health, and get homeless individuals the assistance they need,” said Rep. Kiley.

BACKGROUND:

Last month, Rep. Kiley joined by five other Members of the House from western states, filed an Amicus Brief in this landmark homelessness case. In City of Grants Pass, Oregon v. Gloria Johnson, the Court can overturn a line of 9th Circuit decisions that prevent state and local governments from regulating or banning camping on public lands. Click here to read the Amicus Brief. The Supreme Court’s final decision is expected later this year.

###

Recent Posts


May 17, 2024
Education

Representative Kiley Responds to Sonoma State University President Lee’s Resignation

WASHINGTON – Representative Kiley (R-CA) released a statement after Sonoma State University President Mike Lee announced plans to retire. President Lee was placed on leave this week for appeasing an unlawful campus encampment by making anti-Semitic policy changes. Rep. Kiley sent a letter to UC President Drake and CSU Chancellor Garcia calling for system-wide action to stop […]



May 17, 2024
Uncategorized

Representative Kevin Kiley & Mike Thompson Introduce Resolution Designating May 17 as Necrotizing Enterocolitis Awareness Day

WASHINGTON – Today Representative Kevin Kiley (R-CA) and Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA) introduced a bipartisan resolution to designate May 17th as Necrotizing Enterocolitis Awareness Day. Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a dangerous and deadly medical condition that often impacts infants born prematurely or with medical complications.  “Necrotizing enterocolitis is an extremely dangerous condition that threatens the […]



May 16, 2024
Education

Representative Kiley Responds to Removal of University President

WASHINGTON –Representative Kiley (R-CA) released the following statement after Sonoma State University President Mike Lee was placed on leave for appeasing an unlawful campus encampment by making anti-Semitic policy changes.  “This is a start. Any university president who caters to a lawless mob must be removed immediately,” said Rep. Kiley. Rep. Kiley has introduced House Resolution […]