Notes from the jury

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The jury in the Scooter Libby sent out notes containing two questions before they  recessed on Friday.  The above sketch shows the lawyers for the government, in the left foreground, and the defense, right background, huddling to discuss how Judge Walton ought to reply from their respective interests.

AP story 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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