Hopson v. Beebe et al

Filing 106

ORDER authorizing Rickey H. Hicks to bring certain electronics into the Courthouse on October 29, 2013 (and until trial ends). Signed by Judge D. P. Marshall Jr. on 10/29/13. (kpr)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION PATRICIA HOPSON, as Executrix of the Estate of Dr. Charles Hopson v. PLAINTIFF No. 4:11-cv-608-DPM PULASKI COUNTY SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT DEFENDANT ORDER Pursuant to General Order 54, the Court authorizes Rickey H. Hicks to bring a cell phone into the Richard Sheppard Arnold United States Courthouse in Little Rock on 29 October 2013 (and until trial ends): The following rules apply to this access: • The devices mentioned may not be used to record, photograph, or film anyone or anything inside the courthouse. • Cell phones and PDAs must be turned off and put away when in the courtroom. • Wireless internet components of all electronic devices must be deactivated when in the courtroom. • Only counsel, and support staff at counsel table, may use laptops in the courtroom. • 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 the electronic screening machines and requiring the person possessing the device to turn the power to the device off and on. • The United States Marshals Service may further restrict electronic devices from entering the building if a threat so requires. A violation of these rules 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. So Ordered. ________________________ D.P. Marshall Jr. United States District Judge 29 October 2013 -2-

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