U.S. Supreme Court limits police power to enter homes with no warrant

U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to make it easier for police to enter a home without a warrant for reasons of health or public safety

  

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to make it easier for police to enter a home without a warrant for reasons of health or public safety, throwing out a lower court's decision to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a Rhode Island man after officers entered his home and confiscated his guns.

The justices directed the Boston-based 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider Edward Caniglia's lawsuit accusing police of violating his constitutional rights by bringing him to a hospital for a mental health evaluation and taking away his guns without a warrant after a 2015 argument with his wife.

(Reporting by Andrew Chung in New York; Editing by Will Dunham) ((andrew.chung@thomsonreuters.com; 646.223.8022; 646.407.9441 mobile;))


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