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Supremes take a gun case?


Of Arms and the LawCaniglia v. Strom, docket here. Police, summoned after a non-violent domestic argument, searched the house without a warrant and seized two legally-owned handguns, then refused to return them. The question is whether the "community care taking" exception to the warrant and probable cause requirement extends to the home. There's a big split in the Circuits, and the Court granted cert.

It seems to be moving quickly: respondents' briefs are not due until Feb. 11, but argument is set for March 24.

Looks like we'll find out of the court has found the stomach to stand up for gun rights. From the description, this case should really be a slam dunk. No violence, no crime, unwarranted search of a home, confiscation of property that was never returned. If "but it was a gun!" can legally justify all that, the Constitution is a dead letter.

This entry was published Mon Feb 08 22:47:47 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2021-02-08 22:47:47.0. [Tweet]

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