Jeffers et al v. Beebe et al
ORDER authorizing Peter S. Wattson and Nathan Andrew Bagley to bring electronic devices into the courthouse in Helena from 5/7/12 through 5/11/12. Signed by Chief Judge J. Leon Holmes on 5/3/12. (vjt)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
FUTURE MAE JEFFERS, et al.
NO. 2:12CV00016 JLH
GOVERNOR MIKE BEEBE, et al.
PETER S. WATTSON and NATHAN ANDREW BAGLEY, counsel for plaintiffs in this
matter, are hereby authorized to bring a cell phone, laptop computer, or personal digital assistant into
the courthouse in Helena, Arkansas, from May 7, 2012 through May 11, 2012, subject to the
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
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.
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.
SIGNED this 3rd day of May, 2012.
J. LEON HOLMES
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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