Harris v. Southwest Power Pool Inc et al
ORDER, granting an oral request pursuant to General Order 54 to allow counsel for the parties, including Mike Riley, Brian Smith, Stacy Duckett and Nichole Thompson to bring cell phones, laptop computers, or personal digital asssistants into the courthouse for the 6/13/2012 Settlement Conference. Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 05/29/2012. (kcs)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
SOUTHWEST POWER POOL, INC., et al.
ORDER Re: General Order 541
Pending is an oral request for Order Re: General Order No. 54 filed by the Defendants.
The request is GRANTED. All lawyers, staff and corporate representatives, for plaintiff and
defendants including, Mike Riley, Brian Smith, Stacy Duckett and Nichole Thompson are
authorized to bring cell phones, laptop computers, or personal digital assistants into the
courthouse, subject to the following rules:
The devices mentioned above may not be used to record, photograph, or film
anyone or anything inside the courthouse.
Cell phones must be turned off and put away when in the courtroom.
Wireless internet components of electronic devices must be deactivated when in
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.
The United States Marshals Service may further restrict electronic devices 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 device,
withdrawal of the privilege to bring an electronic device into the courthouse, or other sanctions. A
Adopted in the Eastern District of Arkansas.
violation of the prohibition on recording, photographing, or filming anyone or anything inside the
courthouse may be punished as contempt of court. Please present a copy of this order to the Court
Security Officer upon entry to the building.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 29th day of May, 2011.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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