KS: Words spoken on one’s curtilage heard off the property are not protected by the 4A

Defendant was convicted of violating an order of protection for speaking disparagingly about the other person. She made the comment from her curtilage to her husband but loud enough to be heard across the street where the other person lived. She has no Fourth Amendment protection from that. She does, however, have a valid point that the no contact order violates prior restraint. State v. Smith, 2019 Kan. App. LEXIS 66 (Sept. 27, 2019).

There was reasonable suspicion for stop of defendants on a bank robbery report. While they lacked outerwear matching the description of the robbers, they were in the vicinity in short sleeves on December 29th in Eastern Pennsylvania when it was cold and wet. Other factors made the totality of circumstances. United States v. Scott, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 166358 (E.D. Pa. Sept. 26, 2019).*

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