Jones v. Straughn et al
ORDER granting oral request by defendant that all lawyers and staff affiliated with this case be authorized to bring certain electronic equipment into the Courthouse. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 8/20/13. (kpr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
BENJAMIN MUHUMMAD JONES
CASE NO. 5:12-cv-00189-SWW-JTK
WILLIAM STRAUGHN, ET AL.
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 and staff affiliated with this case are authorized to bring cell
phones, laptop computers, or personal digital assistants into the courthouse, subject to the following
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
violation of the prohibition on recording, photographing, or filming anyone or anything inside the
courthouse may be punished as contempt of court.
Adopted in the Eastern District of Arkansas.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 20th day of August, 2013.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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