Library of Congress Acquires Four Decades of Courtroom Art, Spanning Manson to Madoff Charles Manson on the stand illustrated by Bill Robles (courtesy Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)
This is a court sketch of O.J Simpson. These kinds of sketches allow the media to understand what is going on in the courtroom when no cameras are allowed. Media outlets depend on these sketches when no media is allowed inside.
Martha StewartJudge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum, left, listens as Mariana Pasternak, right, testifies in this courtroom sketch Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004 in the trial of Martha Stewart, center. Pasternak, whose friendship with Stewart goes back 20 years, said Stewart confided to her just after she sold the stock that ImClone CEO Sam Waksal had tried to sell his own shares. Photo: JANE ROSENBERG
Information Graphics, Diana Tran: When people go to court,especially reporters sketches are very important because they go hand in hand with what is going on in court; since cameras are not allowed.
Rihanna Photos Photos: Chris Brown Court Appearance
Rihanna Photos - In this courtroom sketch, singer Rihanna speaks at a preliminary hearing at Superior Court of Los Angeles County on June 23, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The preliminary hearing is to determine if Chris Brown will stand trial for allegedly attacking pop singer Rihanna, during an argument in a rented Lamborghini sports car following a pre-Grammy Awards party on February 8, 2009. He is currently free on $50,000 bail. - Chris Brown Court Appearance
In this courtroom sketch, Col. Russell Williams appears on Feb. 18, 2010. (Alex Tavshunsky / THE CANADIAN PRESS)