New leaders may ease North Carolina court budget woes

WNCN in Raleigh, N.C., reported on Jan. 18 that hearings in North Carolina are often delayed because court reporters aren’t available. The article quotes a trial court administrator saying budgetary cuts that reduced what reporters earned for producing transcripts are just part of a “slow dismantling” of the state’s court system,  a trend that might be reversed under the direction of a new top judge and empathetic legislative leaders.

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