The trial of Bidder 70 Tim DeChristopher begins today. Posted Friday was the court room decorum order issued by U.S. District Judge Dee Benson, and while court room artists are allowed to make sketches, no one may text or Tweet.
This isn't at all unusual for federal court but it's certainly over-the-top. No one's trial rights would be squandered by Tweet updates of the trial--as opposed to once or twice per day blog posts.
Anyhoo, this may be the first time in a federal court house for many people, so here's the order: