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I needed information on a disposed criminal case of which I was a victim. A court transcript is not available (audio destroyed); while I have a disposition sheet of the findings and plea, I needed material information as to what transpired in court that day. I thought that perhaps the judge's notes might be a matter of public records and that it would provide further insight into the case. However, I discovered that the judge's notes are not part of public record, but someone suggested that I could request the opinion of the court. I had no idea what that was, but off I went to the courthouse to request this "opinion of the court." The court administrator also had no clue. I posed my question here as there is no way for me to contact the person who provided me this information initially.Is an opinion of the court the disposition, evidential information, or something else?