RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's Supreme Court says cellphones should be allowed in courthouses, but with some restrictions.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the court announced the model policy in a news release Friday. It's meant to be a guide for courthouses statewide.
The policy acknowledges the inconvenience of having to leave a phone in an unsecured location outside a courthouse.
The release said the justices believe the model policy strikes a balance between promoting access to justice while maintaining security and order in courthouses.