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Court says trial audio is off-limits

Transcript is official, it tells a filmmaker

The state’s highest court has ruled that a documentary filmmaker is not entitled under the First Amendment to an unofficial backup recording of a trial made by a court reporter.

The court said that a transcript of the trial provided to producer Steve Audette was the official record of the trial and that it satisfied the public’s constitutional right to access to criminal proceedings.

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