Shortage of court reporters affects North Carolina courts

Trials in North Carolina are being canceled or postponed because of a shortage of court reporters caused by budget cuts, according to a Sept. 5 news item on WFAE, an NPR station in Charlotte, N.C. This summer, the state court’s budget was cut by more than $3.5 million. To cover the courts, the litigants may have to call in a private reporter to cover the proceedings.

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