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North Carolina judicial officials argue against replacing court reporters

Judicial officials in Robeson County argued against a recommendation by the North Carolina’s Administrative Office of Courts to replace court reporters with digital recorders, saying that the change would result in less accurate court transcripts and greater cost to taxpayers because of retrials, according to a March 1 article on The article quoted Robert F. Floyd Jr., Robeson County’s senior resident Superior Court judge: “I’m definitely not opposed to supplementing court reporters with digital recorders. But I don’t think digital recorders are ready to replace live people at this time.”


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