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In re Electronic Devices in Courthouses

United States District Court, W.D. North Carolina

December 6, 2017

In Re Electronic Devices in Courthouses

          ORDER

          FRANK D. WHITNEY, CHIEF U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE

         This matter is before the court on its own motion to establish uniform policy regarding lap top computers; cell phones; pagers; personal digital assistants (PDA) or other electronic devices being brought into all federal courthouses in the Western District of North Carolina in conjunction with Local Civil Rule 83.3.

         Members of the general public may NOT bring any electronic devices into the courthouses but may secure such devices in the storage lock boxes provided in the lobby of each courthouse for that purpose. All such items must first be screened by the United States Marshal Service or a Court Security Officer.

         Anyone not allowing their electronic devices to be screened shall not be allowed to bring such device into the building.

         The Clerk shall provide the United States Marshal and all Court Security Officers with a copy of this Order.

         SO ORDERED on behalf of the entire Court this day of December, 2017.

         Advisory Committee Notes

         This new Rule is modeled on the United States Supreme Court's attorney discipline rule, but certain arcane language in the Supreme Court rule was modified and procedural protections were explained in greater depth. Violations of Court orders and rules are covered in Section (b), For the rare case where attorney discipline becomes an issue, the new Rule is intended to provide a skeletal procedure that is compliant with Due Process and efficient administration of justice.

         LCvR 83.3 USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND CAMERAS IN THE COURTHOUSE

         (a) Broadcasts, Photography, and Use of Cameras during Court Proceedings.

         (1) Photography and Electronic Recording Prohibited. The taking of still or moving photographs and/or the audio recording of any Court proceedings in the courtroom or in the corridors immediately adjacent thereto, during the progress of judicial proceedings or during any recess, is prohibited. Such prohibition includes, but is not limited to, the transmittal or sound recording of such proceedings for broadcast by radio, television, internet, and social or any other media.

         (2) Exceptions for Ceremonial and Educational Proceedings. Ceremonial proceedings, such as administration of oaths of office, presentation of portraits, investitures, and similar occasions, may be photographed, broadcast, or televised from the courtroom with the permission and under the supervision of the Court. Seminars conducted in the courtroom, such as Continuing Legal Education seminars, may also be recorded and broadcast by the program sponsor under the Court's supervision.

         (3) Naturalization Proceedings. During Naturalization Proceedings, participants, spectators, and the media may bring cameras and cell phone cameras into the courthouse and use such devices during the ceremonies. Such devices are, however, subject to screening by a United States Marshal or Court Security Officer.

         (b) Cell Phones, Computers, and Other ...


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