DUI Blood Test Argument

Can police order someone pulled over for drunk driving to take a blood test, or must they first get a warrant? During yesterday’s Supreme Court arguments in Missouri v. McNeely most of the Justices seemed to think that usually a warrant should be required.6a00d8341cd0df53ef017c358cc0aa970b-800wi

In the sketch above the ACLU’s Steven Shapiro argues for the repondent, Tyler McNeely. Below are more sketches from the arguments and a link to Lyle Denniston’s SCOTUSblog story.



My apologies to Mr. Shapiro; I just couldn’t get a good likeness. Sometimes it’s like that.

Lyle Denniston’s analysis here.


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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