May 18, 2021



A unanimous decision from SCOTUS. Meaning it's not another example of our liberties hanging by a thread. Also meaning that they'll now have to go for a 19 justice court. 

More here, here, and here

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against a warrantless seizure of guns while a man was in a hospital for a suicide evaluation.

That there was any question about this is a sign of how screwed up things are, but the decision, especially its unanimity is a most welcome surprise.  

This may well kneecap the red flag laws in addition to the now debunked idea that people can just express "concern" about a gun owner and have all their guns seized without so much as a warrant. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 09:06 AM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 "This may well kneecap the red flag laws"
Well, eventually.  Thomas (I think) more or less invited people to file lawsuits about them, after saying this ruling didn't address them.

Posted by: Rick C at Tue May 18 09:52:26 2021 (eqaFC)

2 Yeah, the situation is not as bad as it sometimes seems, and as they would have us believe it is. 

Judges and lawyers include a bunch of scammers who are only constrained by their ability to seem plausible in the eyes of other judges and lawyers.  They are largely innumerate, and will roll over for scams that a numerate person would not be fooled by.  But there are scams even lawyers and judges can see through, and some of the scammers seem to have enough shame or pragmatism that they will not use those scams.

Posted by: PatBuckman at Wed May 19 11:43:03 2021 (6y7dz)

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