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While not directly applicable to the 2A, it certainly has impact as to what constitutes "exigent circumstances" for police to, without warrants, enter people's homes and properties.

Supreme Court declines to broaden police authority to search homes @ NBC News, 5/17/21.

The Supreme Court declined Monday to make it easier for the nation's police to enter private homes and conduct searches without a warrant for safety reasons.

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ruled unanimously that police in Rhode Island went too far when they entered a home to search for a gun belonging to a man who had agreed to seek a mental health evaluation. The police said they were acting under one of their community caretaking functions that allows searches without a warrant.

But in ruling against the police, several of the justices made clear that they were not deciding that police
cannot enter a home without a warrant to check on an older person who might need medical aid.

The case arose when Edward Caniglia of Cranston got into an argument with his wife, retrieved a handgun from the bedroom and put it on the dining room table. He asked her to shoot him "now and get it over with."

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Now if they will take a case that raises the warrant question and rule no search without a warrant period we would be getting police somewhat back in obedience to the COTUS.

Side note. The community caretaking stupidity needs to be abolished along with qualified immunity.
 

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If in fact there's a dead body clearly visible through the front window of a home, when there's good lawful reason to be there and check on a person or a reported crime, that's one thing.

But, short of that, there darned well needs to be a warrants process first, to ensure an unafiliated third party (the judiciary) gets involved to double-check the claims that a person's home or property is to be "invaded" without their approval.

It's a very small step, this ruling. But it's a solid one in the right direction. As you say, the "brass ring" has yet to be taken back, on this point.
 
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