Duren v. Washington Group International Inc

Filing 34

ORDER authorizing counsel to bring electronic equipment into the Courthouse May 4-6, 2009. Signed by Judge Brian S. Miller on 4/30/09. (bkp)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF DIVISION DEXTER DUREN v. CASE NO. 5:07-CV-0297 BSM DEFENDANT PLAINTIFF WASHINGTON GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC. ORDER Austin Porter, Jr., J. Bruce Cross, and Donna S. Galchus are hereby authorized to bring a cell phone, laptop computer, and personal digital assistant into the Richard Sheppard Arnold United States Courthouse, 500 W. Captiol, Little Rock, Arkansas, May 4-6, 2009, subject to the following rules: (a) (b) (c) (d) The devices mentioned above may not be used to record, photograph, or film anyone or anything inside the courthouse. Cell phones, Blackberries or PDA type devices must be turned off and put away when in the courtroom. Wireless internet components of electronic devices must be deactivated when in district courtrooms. 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. (e) 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 30th day of April, 2009. UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2

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