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Rhode Island Bar Journal Article

Another Win for Civil Rights!

Posted by Keith G. Langer | May 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

A UNANIMOUS Supreme Court struck down a lower court decision allowing police to conduct a warrantless search and seizure under the guise of "community caretaking" where the individual whose home was entered and property seized was:

1. OUTSIDE his home, and;

2. COOPERATING with the police.

Justice Thomas wrote the decision:

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/20-157_8mjp.pdf

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Keith G. Langer

Keith G. Langer, Attorney at Law SERVING NORFOLK COUNTY, MA, AND SURROUNDING AREAS Solo practitioner concentrating in civil litigation, collections, family law and administrative law, particularly firearms licensing.Professional Qualifications: One of the longest-serving member of the Firear...

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