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Often-Jailed Drunks Sue
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LOS ANGELES, CALIF.--Four indigent alcoholics have filed a class action suit in Los Angeles Superior Court seeking the decriminalization of public drunkenness. The four, who have been jailed hundreds of times on the offense, contend that the California law against intoxication in public is unconstitutional, because it inflicts cruel or unusual punishment on thousands of chronic, homeless, and indigent...
-- New York Times