Jones v. Smith et al

Filing 59

ORDER authorizing Michael D. Richardson, Mitchell McCrea, Tammy Hintz, Eddie Smith, John Painter, Dr. Alfred Bowles & John Somyak to bring electronic devices into the Courthouse in Jonesboro between 5/18/09 & 5/22/09, subject to the rules specified. Signed by Judge Brian S. Miller on 5/6/09. (jct)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS JONESBORO DIVISION JOHNNIE LEE JONES v. USF HOLLAND, INC. ORDER Michael D. Richardson, Mitchell McCrea, Tammy Hintz, Eddie Smith, John Painter, Dr. Alfred Bowles and John Somyak are hereby authorized to bring a cell phone, laptop computer, or personal digital assistant into the Courthouse in Jonesboro between Monday, May 18, 2009, and Friday, May 22, 2009, 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) (c) 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. (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 devise 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 NO. 3:07CV00130 BSM DEFENDANT PLAINTIFF 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 devices, 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 6th day of May, 2009. UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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