Sketches from the Final Day of Health Care Arguments

I’m pretty much cross-eyed after three days of sketching the Supreme Court’s health care argument marathon, so I’ll just post today’s drawings with brief captions.

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Paul Clement, shown above, begins his argument on severability.

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Justice Scalia needles Deputy Solicitor General Edwin Smiley Kneedler.

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Justice Breyer brandishes portions of the Affordable Care Act.

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Clement makes his argument on Medicaid Expansion.

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Solicitor General Donald Verrilli had a better day today, but too late?

Lyle Denniston’s recap of the arguments on severability is here.

And Lyle’s recap of the Medicaid arguments 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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