Closing arguments in Libby trial

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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.

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Here Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald argues the governments case.

Washington Post story is here.

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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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