Swift Pace at Sandusky Jury Selection

This morning there was speculation about the need to bring in jurors from neighboring counties if enough qualified jurors could not be found in the present pool, but by the end of the day nine jurors had already been picked and and each side had only two or three strikes left. That means it’s likely we will have our twelve jurors and four alternates sometime tomorrow, or Thursday at the latest. Sandusky120605_judge




And finally …..Sandusky120605sketch_deer

Art Lien

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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2 comments on “Swift Pace at Sandusky Jury Selection
  1. Jerry Kambic says:

    Interesting take on the art of the trial so far.

  2. Roxine Behrens says:

    Your work is incredible, Art, it was a pleasure watching you draw some of these in chambers. I, too, chuckled at the mounts on the wall when I first entered. I wanted to grab a picture for my dad – now I can show him so I thank you.

    And thank you for letting me use one of your drawings in my post about my impressions. See you next week!


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