Reporters Are Barred From Bringing Phones or Laptops to Trump Hearing

From a New York Times story by Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs headlined “Reporters are barred from bringing phones or laptops to Trump hearing”:

A judge barred reporters from bringing cellphones or laptops into the courthouse for former President Donald J. Trump’s scheduled appearance on Tuesday, effectively limiting them to using pen and paper to document one of the highest-profile court appearances in U.S. history.

The ban was announced in a two-page administrative order issued by Cecilia M. Altonaga, the chief judge of South Florida’s federal trial courts, on the eve of Mr. Trump’s arrival at the courthouse. The order applies only to the federal courthouse in Miami and for only one day, indicating that it was tailored for the Trump proceeding.