Day two of Libby jury selection


As jury selection dragged on today hopes of seating a jury by Thursday are diminishing.
It now appears that a jury will be empanelled by the end of business Thursday; the judge has indicated that it may be a long day.

There were moments of levity though, as when one candidate, a school teacher from North Carolina who is disabled from rocky mountain spotted fever and moved to the DC area in part to be close to NIH, told the court that he felt Vice President Cheney might well be an honest man, but he wouldn’t want to go duck hunting with him. He also showed the judge photos of his grandchildren before leaving the witness stand.

The sketch shows Libby, seated second from right, with his attorneys.

Washington Post story is here.

Art Lien

Courtartist is me, Art Lien. I've been sketching the courts since 1976, and for most of that time the U.S. Supreme Court has been my regular beat. I've been working almost exclusively for NBC News since 1980. Courtroom sketching is a form of visual journalism or reportage drawing that is slowly dying out. Where once upon a time news organization each had their own artist covering a story, today a "pool" artist often sketches for all. It is a demanding and stressful discipline where the drawing is often done directly and under tight deadline.

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