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    No, it is not. You record court proceedings.

Aren't there still courts out there who don't use AV equipment to record proceedings? Additionally, if a court does use audio recording but judges refer back to written transcripts, the problem is still there if the transcripts are flawed.

    But is not a function of court reporters lacking cultural literacy.

It's safe to argue though that cultural literacy is needed throughout the entire system though, because without it even verbatim transcripts won't cut it.

Not arguing. Just thinking out loud.