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Memo issued by Los Angeles Superior Court Public Information Office about 2:45 p.m. on June 3.
SEATING FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC People v. Johannes Mehserle Alameda County Superior Court Case No. 161210 Beginning with opening statements, Thursday, June 10, 2010, special procedures will be used to allocate courtroom seats available to the general public. Between eight and 12 courtroom seats will be assigned the general public daily. To ensure equity of access, a seating lottery drawing will be conducted by the Court Public Information Office each morning at approximately 7:45 a.m. People interested in seating for the trial on that day should see the PIO representative outside the building, immediately to the right of the main entrance, 210 W. Temple Street. Lottery tickets will be distributed starting at 7:30 a.m. Eight to 12 people will be selected to obtain passes for the morning court session. Eight to 12 others will receive passes for the afternoon court session. The passes will be transferable, but will be good only at the morning or afternoon session on the day in question. Only people with an appropriate pass will be permitted to enter the courtroom. The exact number of people who can be seated will vary. Some holders of passes may not get into the courtroom, though every effort will be made to accommodate them. Holders of passes who cannot be given a seat are urged to wait in the hallway for a vacancy. Because the ninth floor is often congested, the Court asks that only people with seating passes for this case go through secondary weapons screening to access Dept. 104. People with seating passes for the morning or afternoon session may leave the courtroom briefly and will be permitted to return, provided the timing of their exit or reentry is not disruptive. Pass holders may give them to someone else and the person holding the pass will be entitled to the seat. Passes will be collected at the door. By official court order, wearing of tee shirts, any other clothing, buttons, hats or anything else that expresses a visible message relating to this case will not be permitted in the courthouse. The use of ALL ELECTRONIC DEVICES is prohibited in the courtroom. They must be turned off and kept out of sight at all times. Photography of any kind is prohibited EVERYWHERE in the courthouse. Violators will be removed. If you have questions, please contact any PIO staff member. They are identifiable by their distinctive teal and blue badges and official court employee ID cards.
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