NCRA Responds to Governor’s Egregious Comments
On June 8, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger went on NPR to talk about California’s budget crisis, and while discussing ways to relieve the crisis, Governor Schwarzenegger stated that court reporters are “unnecessary” and “can be cut completely”. NCRA is outraged that Governor Schwarzenegger claimed that court reporters can be replaced by digital means.
This comment is part of a series of ongoing attacks against court reporters including the Legislative Analyst’s Office’s proposal to replace official court reporters with digital recording and repeated attempts to do away with the California Court Reporting Board. NCRA supports the court reporters in California who are fighting against these assaults on the profession and hopes that Governor Schwarzenegger and legislators in California will recognize the integral role that court reporters play in the judicial system.