Homelessness and the Impossibility to Obey the Law

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dc.contributor.authorSkolnik, Terry
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-16T18:27:16Z
dc.date.available2019-07-16T18:27:16Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationSkolnik, Terry, Homelessness and the Impossibility to Obey the Law (2016). (2016) 43 Fordham Urban Law Journal 741.
dc.identifier.urihttps://ssrn.com/abstract=3048807
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/39431
dc.description.abstractBuilding on Jeremy Waldron's work, this article argues that it can be impossible for homeless people to obey the law in certain contexts. This occurs where there are insufficient public resources to allow homeless people to comply with the law, or the homeless lack the capacity or opportunity to obey quality of life rules. This article explores the moral objections to enforcing quality of life rules in such circumstances, how courts view homeless people's impossibility to obey the law, as well as policy and litigation strategies applicable in such cases.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectHomelessness
dc.subjectImpossibility
dc.subjectPoverty
dc.subjectCriminalization
dc.subjectPunishment
dc.subjectConstitutional Law
dc.titleHomelessness and the Impossibility to Obey the Law
dc.typeArticle
CollectionDroit civil - Publications // Civil Law - Publications

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