A big thanks to court reporters: The Tipline for 27 August 2020

There were a few tech hiccups yesterday during oral arguments for the Rail Freight Fuel Surcharge antitrust litigation – one of the cons of having court proceedings in the time of coronavirus. Long commutes and wardrobe dilemmas have been replaced by video system login issues and bad wifi connections. These new obstacles cannot make life any easier for court reporters, who still have to capture the words spoken by everyone in the court – even if a lawyer’s voice is going in and out on screen. Despite these issues, and very few breaks, the court reporter on Wednesday powered through.

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