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2006-04-14 18:13:04

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday that a Los Angeles city policy of arresting homeless people found sitting, lying or sleeping in public access areas is unconstitutional. A three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided 2-1 that the city's ordinance is unlawful under the Eighth Amendment, which bars cruel and unusual punishment. The appeal was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California for six homeless people who...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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