Living in a world of word for word

The Edwardsville[Ill.] Intelligencer posted an article on March 11 citing the important role court reporters play in ensuring a word-for-word account of what goes in court proceedings is recorded. The comments were part of a story about how proposed budget cuts in Illinois is threatening that role. “We need the court reporters we have to keep all the dockets running at the pace they’re running now,” says Third Circuit Chief Judge David Hylla. “If there are layoffs at all, it’s going to slow the wheels of justice.”

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