Nelson v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc, et al
ORDER Re: Amended General Order 54 granting 235 Motion to Allow Electronic Devices to be brought into the Courthouse by Morgan "Chip" Welch, Hank Bates, John W. Walker, Ashley Welch Hudson, Jeanne Gray and Joy Springer for a Hearing on Thursday, July 30, 2009 before Judge Wilson, subject to the rules set out in this Order. Signed by Judge William R. Wilson, Jr on 7/30/09. (mkf)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS EASTERN DIVISION DARYAL T. NELSON, Individually and on behalf of all persons similarly situated vs WAL-MART STORES, INC., et al ORDER Re: Amended General Order 541 The pending Motion to Allow Electronic Devices pursuant to Amended General Order No. 54 (doc #235) is GRANTED. Morgan "Chip" Welch, Hank Bates, John W. Walker, Ashley Welch Hudson, Jeanne Gray and Joy Springer will be permitted to bring electronic devices into the Courthouse for a Hearing on Thursday, July 30, 2009 before Judge Bill Wilson. The parties are authorized to bring cell phones, laptop computers, digital cameras or personal digital assistants into the courthouse, subject to the following rules: (a) (b) (c) (d) The devices mentioned above may not be used to record, photograph, or film anyone or anything inside the courthouse. Cell phones must be turned off and put away when in the courtroom. Wireless internet components of electronic devices must be deactivated when in district courtrooms. Before persons with electronic devices are granted entry into the Courthouse, all devices must be examined by the United States Marshals Service or Court Security Personnel. This examination includes, but is not limited to placing the device through electronic screening machines and requiring the person possessing the device to turn the power to the device off and on. The United States Marshals Service may further restrict electronic devices from entering the building should a threat assessment so dictate. 2:04CV00171-WRW DEFENDANTS
Adopted in the Eastern District of Arkansas.
A violation of paragraph (a), (b), or (c) may result in seizure of the electronic device, withdrawal of the privilege to bring an electronic device into the courthouse, or other sanctions. A violation of the prohibition on recording, photographing, or filming anyone or anything inside the courthouse may be punished as contempt of court. IT IS SO ORDERED this 30th day of July, 2009.
/s/Wm. R. Wilson, Jr. UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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