The Daily Legal News and Associated Press report that for the second year in a row, Commissioners in Cincinnati in Hamilton County are considering whether to eliminate court reporters and replace them with audio recording systems. The print edition of the Daily News quotes Hamilton County Commissioner Pat Dewine as saying "Hamilton county is the only county in the region [including northern Kentucky and Warren, Clermont and Butler counties in Ohio] that refuses to adopt to modern technology in our our courtrooms." Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge John Burlew counters that the machines Dewine wants to install are unreliable and potentially inaccurate. Apparently, Clermont County switched to machines to record hearings and trials in 2002 and only has one court reporter on staff to monitor the equipment. Nearby Butler County uses a combination of both recorders and court reporters.