Re "State courts must enter the electronic age" (Editorials, Feb. 1): Do your research next time. You blew it on this one.
The cost savings claimed for electronic recording are inaccurate. Numerous states have learned this through painful experience and have brought back stenographic reporters.
There's a reason why California law mandates the use of stenographic reporters in felonies and juvenile matters. These important cases deserve the most accurate, timely record possible, regardless of one's ability to pay.
The real story about California courts is how the court budget is being spent on administration versus actual court operations.
-- Karen Thompson, Santa Rosa