Catching Up: AT&T and a Leaker

I’ve been neglecting this blog lately, forgive me. Here are a couple of sketches from the past two weeks.

Depicted above is the conclusion of the months long AT&T / Time Warner anti-trust trial. Judge Leon delivered his decision approving the merger in the form of an opinion and strongly discouraged the government from pursuing an appeal.

Below is the initial appearance of James A. Wolfe, a long time staff member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Wolfe is charge with lying to the FBI about his relationships with reporters.

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 “Catching Up: AT&T and a Leaker
  1. Avatar Margaret Hunt says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your sketches. Enjoying digging thru your back posts. What an exciting job to get to sit and record history as it happens. Great job!!!

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