@kentuckycat - That is very true. If the court transcripts are not available it does make it hard to figure out every little detail of the trial, but not all is lost if one wants to review the trial and study it.
If someone is studying a Supreme Court case one can look at the opinions of the judges that are available for everyone to see.
These types of decisions show what the judges have to say on the cases themselves and tell why they specifically made the decisions that they did.
However, these are not usually available for lower level court cases and that is when the court transcripts need to be reviewed, which if they are not made public it makes it very hard to look at the case and be able to write anything on it.
I consider this to be an historians nightmare if they are really wanting to review this case and write something on it.