I Guess the Trial is a Snoozer (at Least for the Court Reporter)

Via WSFA:  Corruption trial’s courtroom reporter falls asleep.

See, kids:  trials aren’t as exciting in real life as they are on TV.  Even federal trials involving elected officials and hundreds of thousands of dollars in alleged bribes.

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Steven L. Taylor
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. A voice from another precinct says:

    I got that impression from listening to Marcia Clark’s summation at the OJ Simpson trial when she urged the jury to pay careful attention to what Mr. Simpson said to answer question 173 on page 3784 of the trial transcript.

    No, I don’t actually remember the quote, but the numbers are in the right order of magnitude if I recall correctly. As soon as I realized that the trial transcript seemed to be several thousand pages long, I thought, “she’s doomed; there is no way these people can keep track of this quantity of information.”