Scotus hears oral arguments by phone. Courtesy of Art Lien

As the Supreme Court of the United States (Scotus) moves its oral arguments from the courtroom to a dial-in audio stream for the first time ever amid the coronavirus lockdown, court-appointed artists are being left with little to draw from but their imaginations. The Washington DC-based courtroom artist Art Lien, who has been sketching high-profile court scenes since the 1970s due to the Scotus ban on photography while it is in session, is skilled at capturing even the slightest tell-tale look between justices like Ruth Bader Ginsburg and John G. Roberts as they hear cases. Now, as Trumps lawyers argue against the release of the presidents tax returns over the phone to the Bench, Lien tells Bloomberg Law that there is “a lot missing when you cant see it”. Fellow courtroom veteran William Hennessy also says the slightest turn of a head, facial tick or eye roll ofRead More – Source


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