For all of you inquiring minds, we thought we’d explain the transcript situation.
All of the transcripts come from the court reporter. They are sent to the volunteer law firm who is working on the case with us, Pepper Hamilton. For some reason, the people at Pepper can open all of the transcripts, but when they forward them on to us and to the National Center for Science Education, some of them are completely unreadable to us and some are sporadically garbled.(NCSE is also posting the transcripts on their website, and they are missing the same transcripts that we are.) When the trial is over, we will work with Pepper to obtain the missing transcripts, but until then, the legal team is focused on the trial itself (and we can’t blame them, as much as we are dying to read Buckingham’s transcript).
We have been posting the transcripts within a day of when they are forwarded to us. Unfortunately, we have absolutely no control over when they are sent to us. We are not selectively posting transcripts (which is certainly indicated by the fact that the transcripts from some of our best witnesses are the ones that have been damaged).
Later today we will post a revised transcript page that will list which days are actually missing, as opposed to those that were only half days of the trial.
Here is the missing Day 18 AM transcript.