Caniglia v. Strom was our spring 2021 SCOTUS in the Classroom case.
Each SCOTUS Term, Street Law selects the most classroom-relevant, student-friendly cases as our SCOTUS in the Classroom cases. Teachers are encouraged to hold moot courts or mini-moot courts of the case the same weeks that the Supreme Court hears arguments, giving students the opportunity to follow discussion and analysis in the news and listen to or read a transcript of the actual oral arguments at the Court.
Case Summary and Activities:
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- Classifying Arguments Activity
Does the “community caretaking” exception to the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement extend to the home?
News Articles and Resources:
- SCOTUSblog: “Possible cause”: Court seems poised to allow warrantless community caretaking entries into the home (March 28, 2021)
- Forbes: "Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Police Can Enter A Home To Seize Guns Without A Warrant" (February 5, 2021)
- ABA Journal: "SCOTUS will consider constitutionality of home search during gun owner’s hospital" (November 23, 2020)
- The Legal Intelligencer: "SCOTUS to Decide the Scope of “Community Caretaker” Exception" (December 30, 2020)
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