Project CSPAN:

Introducing Legislation That Requires The Courts To Post All Trial Audio On The Internet.
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All courtrooms are wired to the Internet.
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We are introducing legislation that requires the courts to post all trial audio on the internet.
The infrastructure is already in place. The the audio feed would go to a server and access to it would be through the court's own web sight. This will eventually eliminate the need for transcripts altogether because anyone could simply punch into their computer, the Date, Time, and Courtroom to immediately hear what was said at that moment. This could even be done in the courtrooms during further trials and appeals.

Direct Advantages:
Much cheaper than handling audio tape.
Immediate access to what was said. Even during the current trial.
Instantly fast forward, rewind, and locate audio at any point in the trial.
Create legal briefs with hyperlinks that allow you to hear exactly what was said at trial.
Now we can know, not only what was said, but also how it was said. Voice inflection is lost in transcription.
Litigants would not need to purchase transcripts. This will open the appeals process to the poor.
Litigants would not need to wait for transcripts. Get justice sooner.
The entire planet would have immediate access to all public court proceedings.

Indirect advantages:
Voice recognition software could be run against the audio to create transcripts of all proceedings.
Search engines then could be run against the transcripts to look for bias and other judicial misconduct.
Statistics could be compiled from the search engine results to see if judges are favoring a particular agenda, lawyer, or demographic.
Judges will be much less likely to ignore evidence and law if they know that the whole world is listening.
And with more just trials we will have less human suffering and fewer appeals.

Judges will resist because they don't want the public to know what goes on in their courts.
Judges will resist because they do not want to reduce the cost of appeals.
The transcript industry will resist because it will reduce the need for their industry.

We Need Your Help:
Write, Call, Fax, or Visit your congressman.
Write, Call, Fax, or Visit your senator.
Talk to everyone you can about why we need to post trial audio on the Internet.
Send email to everyone you can think of with a link to this web site.
Put a link to this site on your webpage.
Make fliers from the information on this website and pass them out.
Send us your thoughts.