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 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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