Stevenson v. Union Pacific Railroad Company

Filing 99

ORDER authorizing certain electronic devices in the courtroom pursuant to General Order No. 54. Signed by Judge Brian S. Miller on 3/16/09. (bkp)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION ROBERT STEVENSON vs. NO: 4:07CV00522BSM DEFENDANT ORDE R Pursuant to General Order No. 54, Edward Oglesby, Roger Denton, Andrew S. Williams, Scott H. Tucker, Kristopher B. Knox, Rita J. Hoover, Mark Luman, William Jacobs and Rod Woods are each hereby authorized to bring a cell phone, laptop computer, and/or personal digital assistant into the courthouse between March 23 and March 27, 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 entering the building should a threat assessment so dictate. PLAINTIFF UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY 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 16th day of March, 2009. UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE -2-

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