Libby trial jury selection begins


Prospective jurors gathered in courtroom 16 at U.S. District Court for voir dire in the trial of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby on charges of lying to a grand jury.

In this sketch Libby’s wife, Harriet Grant, looks on in the left foreground while “Scooter” Libby, standing, faces the pool of potential jurors.


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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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