Davis v. Union Pacific Railroad Company

Filing 80

ORDER authorizing parties to bring certain electronic equipment into the Courthouse between March 2 and March 6, 2009 pursuant to General Order No. 54. Signed by Judge Brian S. Miller on 2/26/09. (bkp)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION ROBERT DAVIS vs. NO: 4:07CV00521BSM DEFENDANT ORDE R Pursuant to General Order No. 54, Edward Oglesby, Roger C. Denton, Nelson G. Wolff, Andrew S. Williams, Julia M. Eades, Katherine E. Chill, Scott H. Tucker, Kristopher B. Knox, Rita J. Hoover, John Lambe, and Brian Griffith are each hereby authorized to bring a cell phone, laptop computer, and/or personal digital assistant into the courthouse between March 2 and March 6, 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 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 PLAINTIFF UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY 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. IT IS SO ORDERED this 26th day of February, 2009. UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE -2-

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