Evelyn Coke’s day in Court, Supreme that is.

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Frail and sitting in a wheelchair the 73-year-old former home-care aide who regularly worked twenty-four hour days three or four times a week watched as her case, Long Island Care at Home, Ltd.  v.  Evelyn Coke, seeking overtime pay for in-home caretakers hired by third party companies.

Ms Coke, who is now disabled and depends on her son Michael, seated next to her, for home-care, is on the right.  Her attorney, H. Craig Becker is lightly sketched in on the left. Also penciled in is retired Justice O’Connor who was in attendance for the first ten minutes of argument.

The New York Times 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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