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    The solution here is not difficult.

No, it is not. You record court proceedings. I haven't designed a courtroom since 2005 (see what I did there) but in 2005, we were on third generation recording software. And, by the way, if you get a software hiccup in the recording it's a near-automatic mistrial so it's not like nobody acknowledges the importance of the recordings. Stenographers still do their job but it's primarily for instant playback and written documentation of the proceedings.

"I need a lawyer, dog" is overt, punitive racism. Is a real problem. Should be shut down immediately and with prejudice. But is not a function of court reporters lacking cultural literacy.