Re "State courts must enter the electronic age" (Editorials, Feb. 1): There are too many flaws and inaccuracies in your editorial to name them all, but in response to your assertion that electronic recording works well, I have to ask: Works well for whom?
Certainly not for the jurors when they need a read-back of testimony and that particular testimony was not recorded due to an unknown malfunction in the recording equipment. Certainly not for the safety of the public when a drunk driver goes unpunished because the jury could not reach a verdict due to the lack of read back. Certainly not for the litigants in a civil case where there is no record due to the unknown malfunction in the recording equipment. And these are real examples, not misguided assertions with no factual data to back them up.
-- Stacy Gaskill, San Carlos