Stokes v. Southern States Cooperative Inc
ORDER granting Defendant's oral request for an Order Re: General Order No. 54. Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 03/08/2012. (kcs)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
GEORGE M. STOKES
SOUTHERN STATES COOPERATIVE, INC.
ORDER Re: General Order 541
Pending is an oral request for Order Re: General Order No. 54 filed by the Defendant. The
request is GRANTED. All lawyers, staff, affiliated with this case including client representatives,
Ashley Brooks and Stuart Shkolnick 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.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 8th day of March, 2012.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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