No-Cellphone Policy at 19th JDC on hold

The no-cellphone policy that has been in the works at the 19th Judicial District Court will not be implemented this month, as was previously planned. For now, electronic devices may be brought into the courthouse, but there will be stringent rules concerning using them inside the courtrooms. Each judge will implement and enforce his or her own policy concerning use of electronic devices in the courtroom, and will impose appropriate penalties if that policy is violated. If it proves to be difficult to manage the use of electronic devices in the courtrooms, the policy banning them from the courthouse may be implemented at a later date.