Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Supreme Court Shuts Down Police Attempts to Search Homes Without a Warrant; Court Unanimously Rebuffs Biden Administration on Warrantless Searches for Handguns, and related stories

Supreme Court shuts down police attempts to search homes without a warrant:
The Supreme Court on Monday shut down a police attempt to enter homes without a warrant, siding against the Biden administration.
The court, in a unanimous decision, found that police, using the "community caretaking" exception to the Fourth Amendment's prohibitions on unreasonable searches and seizures, were not allowed to enter a Rhode Island man's home and take his guns. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the court's opinion, saying that police had violated the "very core of the Fourth Amendment."
The case arose out of a 2015 incident in which a Rhode Island married couple argued over attempted suicide. At one point, the husband, Edward Caniglia, gave his wife, Kim, an unloaded gun and told her to kill him. She left the house instead and later called local police to check on him. --->READ MORE HERE
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Supreme Court Unanimously Rebuffs Biden Administration on Warrantless Searches for Handguns:
The Supreme Court unanimously rejected Biden administration arguments in a case from Rhode Island that police should be allowed to enter homes without a warrant to seize handguns.
The ruling in the case, Caniglia v. Strom, court file 20-157, came May 17.
Erich Pratt, Senior Vice President of Gun Owners of America and the affiliated Gun Owners Foundation, praised the new decision.
“The Supreme Court today smacked down the hopes of gun grabbers across the nation,” Pratt said.
“The Michael Bloombergs of the world would have loved to see the Supreme Court grant police the authority to confiscate firearms without a warrant. But the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Fourth Amendment protections in the Bill of Rights protect gun owners from such invasions into their homes.”
Bloomberg, the billionaire former New York mayor, is an activist and major funder of gun-control groups.
The case came before the high court for oral argument two months ago as President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats began pressing for aggressive new restrictions on Second Amendment gun ownership rights, including controversial “red flag” laws, which allow gun seizures from law-abiding gun owners with limited due process, in the wake of highly publicized deadly mass shootings in March at a Boulder, Colorado, supermarket and at Atlanta-area spas.
Police generally cannot conduct searches of private property without consent or a warrant. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

High Court Slams Police Search in ‘Just Shoot Me’ Domestic Dispute

Supreme Court rejects warrantless seizure of guns from home

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