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Laptops, tablets now allowed in Indiana Supreme Court

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You now may use a laptop, iPad, and other tablets or computing devices inside oral arguments at the Indiana Supreme Court, so long as you get permission first, sit in the back row and keep it quiet.

Those are among the conditions the court set in a Jan. 23 order that for the first time allows use of personal computing devices in the courtroom. The court continues to prohibit using the devices to record audio or video during oral arguments. 

The order directs that anyone who wants to use a personal computing device must obtain authorization from the Supreme Court sheriff or designee at least 15 minutes before oral arguments begin.

“All audio sound features of the personal computing device must be turned off, and noise created by the use of the device, including but not limited to typing sounds, must be minimal and not distracting to others,” according to the order. “The Court may direct a person to cease using a personal computing device or to leave the courtroom if the person does not abide by this policy.”

Allowing laptops and handheld devices is contained in an order that also revises standards for electronic media and still photography, including procedures governing media access to the court’s high-definition video feed.




 

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  1. Such things are no more elections than those in the late, unlamented Soviet Union.

  2. It appears the police and prosecutors are allowed to change the rules halfway through the game to suit themselves. I am surprised that the congress has not yet eliminated the right to a trial in cases involving any type of forensic evidence. That would suit their foolish law and order police state views. I say we eliminate the statute of limitations for crimes committed by members of congress and other government employees. Of course they would never do that. They are all corrupt cowards!!!

  3. Poor Judge Brown probably thought that by slavishly serving the godz of the age her violations of 18th century concepts like due process and the rule of law would be overlooked. Mayhaps she was merely a Judge ahead of her time?

  4. in a lawyer discipline case Judge Brown, now removed, was presiding over a hearing about a lawyer accused of the supposedly heinous ethical violation of saying the words "Illegal immigrant." (IN re Barker) http://www.in.gov/judiciary/files/order-discipline-2013-55S00-1008-DI-429.pdf .... I wonder if when we compare the egregious violations of due process by Judge Brown, to her chiding of another lawyer for politically incorrectness, if there are any conclusions to be drawn about what kind of person, what kind of judge, what kind of apparatchik, is busy implementing the agenda of political correctness and making off-limits legit advocacy about an adverse party in a suit whose illegal alien status is relevant? I am just asking the question, the reader can make own conclsuion. Oh wait-- did I use the wrong adjective-- let me rephrase that, um undocumented alien?

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