Thursday, August 05, 2004

Failure of High Tech Court Recorder May Lead to New Trial

Read Courtsmart Malfunction May Affect Conviction, an MSNBC article about a request by a convicted criminal for a new trial based on the fact that the court’s high-tech recording system—used instead of a human court stenographer—failed to function during his original trial, thus leaving the appellate judge and attorneys without a record of the proceedings. According to the article, "[a]n appeals court hasn't made a ruling yet, but it is likely [the appellee] will get a brand new trial."

Source: WisBlawg

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