The United States District Court
District of Colorado

Hon. Marcia S. Krieger, Chief Judge
Jeffrey P. Colwell Esq., Clerk of Court

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Case of Interest: 15-cv-1974-WJM-KLM – Mueller v. Swift etal.

·  Trial in this case began on Monday, August 7, 2017 and is scheduled to last nine days.  The case is being heard in Courtroom 801 of the Alfred A. Arraj Courthouse.  The presiding judge is the Honorable William J. Martinez.

·  No electronic devices of any kind (cell phones, laptops, iPads, etc) will be permitted in the courtroom.

· There is absolutely no photography or recording of any kind permitted within the courthouse.

· PLEASE READ the Amended Trial Decorum Order that guides the course of this trial.

 

Information for Media:

· All media desiring to cover this trial in any capacity must register for credentials here.

· 14 seats will be designated for credentialed media in the courtroom each day.

· No electronic devices of any kind (cell phones, laptops, iPads, etc) will be permitted in the courtroom.

· A separate media overflow location with a closed circuit TV feed of the proceedings will be made available to up to 150 credentialed media. The media center opens up at 7:30 a.m. each trial morning and closes 30 minutes after the court recesses in the evening, but in no case will remain open past 6:00 p.m.

· Electronic devices other than dedicated cameras or recording devices (including cell phones, laptops, iPads, etc.) will be permitted for credentialed media in the media overflow location, provided that any audio, video, or image recording functions on those devices are not utilized. No photography or recording of any kind is permitted.

· Wireless/internet access will not be provided.

· To ensure that public access to the courthouse is not impeded, a designated location outside the Arraj Courthouse will be established for credentialed media to set up cameras, conduct interviews, etc. This will be the only outside location in which cameras may be set up and interviews conducted. Only credentialed media representatives will be permitted access to this area.

· Media truck parking will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis along 19th street between Curtis and Champa Streets beginning at 3:00 a.m until 8:00 p.m. Media trucks may not be parked in the designated loading zone area on 19th Street immediately in front of the courthouse entrance. Metered parking is also available on surrounding city streets.

· Interviews of any kind are not permitted to be conducted within the courthouse; these must occur outside the courthouse within the designated media area.

· A violation of these rules, or of any order issued by the presiding judge, will be grounds for the revocation of media credentials, removal from the courthouse, and/or for imposing other sanctions for contempt of court.

 

Information for the public:

· 32 seats will be designated for members of the public in the courtroom.

· An overflow location in the courthouse with a closed circuit TV feed of the proceedings will be also be made available to up to 75 members of the public.

· A public pass line will be established in a designated location outside of the Arraj Courthouse. Members of the public may begin lining up in the designated pass line at 6:00 a.m. each morning. Passes for both the morning and afternoon sessions will be distributed at approximately 7:45 a.m. each morning. Public that receive a pass for the afternoon session may return to the pass line beginning at 12:00 p.m. on that particular day.

· Members of the public must obtain a pass in order to secure a seat in the courtroom or the public overflow location. Separate passes for courtroom and overflow location will be issued for both the morning and afternoon sessions of each trial day.

· NO PASSHOLDER WILL BE PERMITTED TO BRING ANY KIND OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE (cell phone, laptop, iPad, etc.) INTO THE COURTROOM OR THE OVERFLOW LOCATION. Pass holders are encouraged not to bring these devices into the courthouse; however, cell phones may be checked upon entry to the courthouse. Any pass holder attempting to enter the courtroom or overflow area with a prohibited item (ie a cell phone, laptop, iPad etc.) will forfeit their pass.

· No signs, banners, etc. will be permitted inside the courthouse.

· To ensure that public access to the courthouse is not impeded, a designated location outside the Arraj Courthouse will be established as a public standing area; signs, banners etc. will be permitted in this outside location.

· A violation of these rules, or of any order issued by the presiding judge, will be grounds for removal from the courthouse and/or for imposing other sanctions for contempt of court.

 

Important Case Information:

· Jury Instructions

· Verdict Form

· Jury Questionnaire

· Amended Trial Decorum Order

· Final Pretrial Order

· Order Granting Summary Judgment In Part

· Court records are available through PACER (fees apply).

· Opinions designated by a judge as written opinions will be made available without charge through PACER and also available through the U.S. Government Printing Office

· For more information about access to court records click here

· Check back to this page for periodic updates on this case.