Chaffin v. Eichert et al

Filing 127

ORDER authorizing Linda J. Clark to bring electronic devices into the Courthouse in Jonesboro, Arkansas, between 12/13/10 & 12/17/10 during the trial of this action, subject to the stated provisions. Signed by Chief Judge J. Leon Holmes on 12/6/2010. (jct)

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Chaffin v. Eichert et al Doc. 127 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS JONESBORO DIVISION CRISTINA RENEE CHAFFIN v. STEPHEN J. EICHERT, et al. ORDE R LINDA J. CLARK of the Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard Law Firm, counsel for defendant Eichert in this matter, is hereby authorized to bring a cell phone, laptop computer, or personal digital assistant into the courthouse in Jonesboro, Arkansas, between December 13, 2010, and December 17, 2010, 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 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. NO. 3:09CV00002 JLH DEFENDANTS PLAINTIFF 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 6th day of December, 2010. J. LEON HOLMES UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2

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