Newingham v. Harmon et al
ORDER authorizing Christine Boozer, Karen Clark, Robert Clark, Greg Harmon, Mark Harris, Shawn Johnson, Larry Norris, Stephen Williams and Perry Young to bring a cell phone, laptop computer, or personal digital assistant into the Richard Sheppard Arnold U.S. Courthouse between Monday, January 5, 2009, and Wednesday, January 7, 2009, subject to the rules set forth in this Order. Signed by Judge Brian S. Miller on 12/31/08. (bkp)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION GRADY NEWINGHAM v. GREG HARMON, et al., ORDER Christine Boozer, Karen Clark, Robert Clark, Greg Harmon, Mark Harris, Shawn Johnson, Larry Norris, Stephen Williams, and Perry Young are hereby authorized to bring a cell phone, laptop computer, or personal digital assistant into the Richard Sheppard Arnold Courthouse in Little Rock between Monday, January 5, 2009, and Wednesday, January 7, 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 devise through electronic screening machines and requiring the person possessing the device to turn the power to the device off and on. CASE NO: 5:06cv00325 BSM DEFENDANT PLAINTIFF
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 devices, 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 31st day of December, 2008.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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