ACLU Pushes Forward With Lawsuit Against Boulder’s “Camping Ban”

Colorado’s American Civil Liberties Union is continuing to fight boulder over what is known as the city’s “camping ban.” The ban, which Boulder City Council approved for close to $3 million in April 2021, criminalizes camping with the use of a tent or sleeping outside with the use of a blanket on public property in Boulder. 

Last week, the ACLU defended a complaint they filed in May saying Boulder’s camping ban violates people’s constitutional rights. The city will respond to the complaint this week. After that, a judge will decide whether there is enough of a case to bring to trial. 

KGNU’s Alexis Kenyon spoke with Annie Kurtz, an equal justice works fellow at the ACLU of Colorado about the lawsuit and how Boulder is defending its camping ban.

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Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon is an experienced radio reporter with more than 15 years of experience creating compelling, sound-rich radio stories for news outlets across the country. Kenyon has master's degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism in radio broadcast and photojournalism. She has worked in KGNU's news department since 2021 as a reporter, editor, and daily news producer. In all her work, she strives to produce thought-provoking, trustworthy journalism that makes other people's stories feel personal. In addition to audio production, Kenyon runs KGNU's news internship program and oversees the department's digital engagement.
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