Month: February 2007

Day six

Last evening we were notified that the jury had sent out a note with a question. This was the scene this morning as everyone waited in the hallway for the courtroom to be opened at the conclusion of an unrelated,

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Day five jury deliberations

As the jury deliberates behind closed doors reporters, lawyers, friends and the curious paced the sixth floor hallway.  I saw Libby framed in the doorway to the sunny new courthouse annex talking on his cell-phone.

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Former Rep. Ney chief of staff pleads guilty

William Heaton, one-time chief of staff to Congressman Bob Ney, plead guilty before U.S.District Judge Ellen S. Huvelle today. In the above sketch Heaton is second from left, taking the oath; his attorney, John Nassikas, is standing next to him.

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Libby juror dismissed

The Libby jury is now down to eleven not too angry men and women after one of the jurors was exposed, innocently the judge said, to outside information. The dismissed juror, described by some as the haughty Grand Dame, is

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Jurors’ have lunch!

Lunch was wheeled in to the jurors at 12:14. The rest of the story is here.

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Waiting for a verdict

Members of the press covering the “Scooter” Libby trial wait for word from the jury in the Media Room where they can monitor the empty courtroom by closed circuit TV. Left to right are Joel Seidman and Kelly O’Donnell (standing)

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Jury deliberating Libby’s fate

This sketch was done this morning while the judge instructed the jury before they began deliberations. Left to right are: Judge Walton’s clerk Brad Brooker, defense attorneys Ted Wells and William Jeffress, and, far right, “Scooter” Libby. Washington Post story

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Closing arguments in Libby trial

In this sketch Libby’s attorney Ted Wells delivers his closing argument to the jury. “Scooter” Libby is seated in the background, far right, next to another of his attorneys, William Jeffress; the goverment’s table is in the foreground. Here Special

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Jurors’ Valentine

The Jury in the “Scooter” Libby trial came into the courtroom, all but one, wearing red T-shirts with cutout white paper hearts stuck on in honor of Valentine’s Day. One of the jurors, a math school teacher from North Carolina

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Brief testimony from Jill Abramson

Jill Abramson, the managing editor at the New York Times, took the witness stand for all of five minutes today and said she had no recollection of Judith Miller suggesting to her that the paper do a story on Wilson’s

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