Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Ms Smith goes to Washington

Anna Nicole Smith sat in the back of the Supreme Court chamber (I invoked my artistic license and moved her up - she's in the right middle-ground in my sketch) as her case was argued.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

BlackBerry dodges injunction, for now

After hearing lengthy arguments from NTP and Research in Motion Ltd. in U.S. District Court in Richmond, Chief Judge James R. Spencer said he would rule "as soon as reasonably possible".

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Terror defendants seek to find if they were spied on

Convicted terror defendants Ali al-Timimi
and Ahmed Omar Abu Ali
believe that they were targets of President Bush's warrantless eavesdropping program.

In the case of Abu Ali trial Judge Gerald Bruce Lee postponed sentencing and ordered the government to disclose wether it used any information from warrantless surveillance in it's prosecution.
Lawyers for al-Timimi have filed an appeal with the 4th Circuit in Richmond, VA.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Moussaoui attends jury selection after all

After being barred from jury selection on Tuesday Moussaoui showed up in the courtroom on Wednesday for the beginning of individual voir dire. No explanation was given.

Artists are not permitted to sketch the jurors in this case, hence the blank silhouette.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Moussaoui barred from jury selection

Refusing to keep quiet, Zacarias Moussaoui was barred from the courtroom for the voir dire of prospective jurors in his upcoming sentencing trial. He will be able to observe the proceedings by closed circuit monitor.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Marion Barry

Marion Barry's attorney Frederick D. Cooke Jr. attempts to explain to U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson why Barry, who pleaded guilty last fall to not filing income tax returns for six years, had only filed his returns yesterday and has yet to make any arrangements to pay his back taxes. Barry also failed a court ordered drug test, testing positive for marijuana and cocaine.
The judge has postponed sentencing until March 9.

Sunday, February 05, 2006


Jury selection begins tomorrow for the sentencing trial of Zacarias Moussaoui, once called the 20th hijacker. This drawing is from a June 2002 hearing before U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema. Moussaoui's mother is seated in the right foreground.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Trial Date for Scooter Libby

I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby seated between Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald (standing left) and his attorney Ted Wells (also standing) at a hearing yesterday before U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton yesterday. The Judge set a trial date of on January 8, 2007.