Jeffers et al v. Beebe et al

Filing 79

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)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS EASTERN DIVISION FUTURE MAE JEFFERS, et al. v. PLAINTIFFS NO. 2:12CV00016 JLH GOVERNOR MIKE BEEBE, et al. DEFENDANTS ORDER 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 following rules: (a) The devices mentioned above may not be used to record, photograph, or film anyone or anything inside the courthouse. (b) Cell phones must be turned off and put away when in the courtroom. (c) Wireless internet components of electronic devices must be deactivated when in district courtrooms. (d) 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. (e) 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 2

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