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Noise and Nuisance

A woman was properly convicted of “creating a loud noise and nuisance” at a federal courthouse in Alabama for her argument with security officers who wouldn’t let her enter an office, the Second Circuit ruled. The woman claimed she had no idea her conduct was illegal but the circuit court said a “reasonable person would understand that shouting at security officers in a courthouse” is not an innocent act.

MANHATTAN — A woman was properly convicted of “creating a loud noise and nuisance” at a federal courthouse in Alabama for her argument with security officers who wouldn’t let her enter an office, the Second Circuit ruled. The woman claimed she had no idea her conduct was illegal but the circuit court said a “reasonable person would understand that shouting at security officers in a courthouse” is not an innocent act.

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