The Investiture of Justice Kagan

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Wearing white gloves the Supreme Court curators brought in the chair once used by Chief Justice John Marshall and in which Justice Elena Kagan would sit as her official commission was presented to the Court by Attorney General Eric Holder Jr and read into the record. SC101001_investiture
President Obama was present to witness the ceremony as well as retired Justices Stevens, O’Connor and Souter (not pictured).  SC101001sketch_HolderAshcroft
Also present among the many notables was former Attorney General John Ashcroft who was seen exchanging pleasantries with the present AG.

Tony Mauro reports 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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