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Court Reporters Keep it Straight

February 23, 2011

Most Macomb circuit judges prefer stenographer over electronic system

Macomb County Judge Diane Druzinski tried using the county’s video/audio system in her courtroom for a few months last year when her court reporter, Rob Smith, went to federal court. But at her first chance she grabbed retired judge James Biernat’s reporter, Angie Little, to chronicle everything said “on the record.”

“I don’t like video as much as I like a real live court reporter,” she said. “It ultimately produces a better record.”