The Fourth Amendment

The Fourth Amendment
As stated, Colorado law makes it unlawful for any person within 100 feet of a health care facility to “knowingly approach” within 8 feet of another person, without that person’s consent, in order to hand out “a leaflet or handbill to, display a sign to, or engage in oral protest, education, or counseling with that person. . . .” I think Colorado enacted this statute because it was necessary at that moment and there were many complaints, as people were distracted and felt uncomfortable. These measures were taken as there are different people staying within the 100 feet of a health care facility and the approach to any of them may cause discomfort or anger, so that is why it has become unlawful.

This restriction is just, as there are many situations when different people get involved in some strange conversations, or other people make some offers especially for old people, hand leaflets, or even engage in oral protest or start counseling with that person. Consequently the limits were set. The restriction does not yet have a valid time, place and manner of regulation. As a fact, State’s police allow protecting citizens of Colorado and to provide their safety. A special focus on the access to health care facilities should be made and traumas of the patients caused by different kinds of protests should be avoided. The State does not ban communication, but it can regulate the places where such types of communication can occur, which is necessary nowadays.


HILL et al. v. COLORADO et al. certiorari to the supreme court of colorado

The Fourth Amendment 9.8 of 10 on the basis of 929 Review.