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Better late than never, here are some sketches from last Friday’s hearing where Judge Walton found that the double jeopardy bar is so high that despite his misgivings the government should be allowed to retry Roger Clemens. Clemens110902_Anttanasio

Defense attorney Michael Anttanasio, pictured above gesturing toward the government, said prosecutors had a “win-at-all costs mentality”  when they precipitated a mistrial earlier this summer. Clemens110902_Goodhand

Judge Reggie Walton questioned one of the government lawyers about picking up the tab for their mistake.  “Obviously it cost Mr. Clemens a lot of money, Walton said. “Should the United States have to cough up the money for that?”

 

WaPo 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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