The Week That Was: The Senator & The Schlub

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Sen. Ted Stevens was presumably campaigning in Alaska Wednesday while his lawyer, Brendan Sullivan was in a courtroom In Washington trying to persuade Judge Emmet Sullivan to move the Senator’s trial to his home state so that he could campaign nights and weekends. The Judge denied the request.

The story in the Anchorage Daily News is here.

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And in local news: Erik Collins got the maximum sentence the judge could give him in an attempted murder for hire.  Collins had tried on two occasions to arrange the murder of his on again off again boyfriend after taking out insurance policies on him. To make it all a little more miserable he was previously convicted of manslaughter of another lover.

NBC4 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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