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FILE -- Homeless people sleep on a sidewalk at Larkin Street near City Hall in San Francisco, May 9, 2016. A federal appeals court ruled that laws punishing homeless people for sleeping in public violate the constitution. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

FILE -- Homeless people sleep on a sidewalk at Larkin Street near City Hall in San Francisco, May 9, 2016. A federal appeals court ruled that laws punishing homeless people for sleeping in public violate the constitution. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)