Thursday, October 26, 2006

COURTARTIST has Moved

COURTARTIST has moved to COURTARTIST.COM

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Friday, October 13, 2006

Congressman Ney Enters Guilty Plea

Representative Bob Ney (R-Ohio) appeared before U.S. District Judge Ellen Huvelle today to plead guilty to accepting illegal gifts in exchange for favors to lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Mr Ney announced his intention to plead guilty last month shortly before checking into an alcoholic treatment facility. When asked by the judge about any health problems, Ney replied "Right now, alcohol, last 30 days.”
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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Rome wasn't sketched in a day

The U.S. Supreme Court began it's new term this week, but I don't expect a call for my drawings until they hear arguments in a pair of partial-birth abortion cases, Gonzales v Carhart and Gonzales v Planned Parenthood, on November 8.

This gives me time to work on wide shot drawings of the court, which are very time consuming.
I'll fill in the Justices and attorneys on the day of argument, and still have time to do tight shot sketches of the legal wrangling.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Star Witness Testifies at DC Developer's Bribery Trial


Michael A. Lorusso, the former deputy director of the D.C. Office of Property Management today testified at the trial of his Capitol Grille dinning and drinking buddies.

As part of a sweet plea deal in which he pleaded guilty to taking bribes from defendant Jemal's Douglas Development Corp. Lorusso told the jury about free meals, a trip to Las Vegas, cash and a Rolex given to him in exchange for government contracts and other favors.
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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Guilty Plea in Rosenbaum Murder

Michael Hamlin, charged along with his cousin, Percy Jordan, in the murder of New York Times journalist David E. Rosenbaum, pleaded guilty today in D.C. Superior Court.

Rosenbaum was hit in the head with a pipe, reportedly wielded by Percy Jordan, during the course of a mugging. He might have survived the injury if not for a series of mistakes made by emergency medical personnel.

Note: I've been struggling with the drawings lately since my stash of discontinued Staedtler-Mars markers has begun to run out. Adapting to the different feel of my new brand, Tombow, is not easy.
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Capitol Gate Crasher

More than just a gate crasher Carlos Green, high on cocaine and in possession of a derringer, managed to get passed the massive security at the U.S. Capitol and make his way all the way to the basement crypt where he was finally apprehended.
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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

The sordid story grows

Last week's local DC headline of a Bowie High assistant coach and a student who were in a pimp/prostitute relationship took a new turn over the weekend with the arrest of a U.S. Capitol Police sargent accused of having had sex with the 15 year-old girl and videotaping her in the act at his home.

In the sketch FBI special agent McDermott is questioned by the prosecutor while the accused, Michael Malloy, in blue prison jumpsuit sitting next to his attorney looks on.
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Friday, August 04, 2006

From the Police Blotter


It's the dog days and thankfully things have been quiet. The next trial of the century won't start for awhile. Nevertheless crimes of local interest, mostly murder and sex, keep me busy. This week's docket features violent jealousy (top sketch) and child prostitution (bottom sketch).