Courtroom Sketch

A courtroom sketch is an artistic depiction of the proceedings in a court of law. To prevent distractions and preserve the privacy of those participating in court proceedings, cameras are not allowed in courtrooms in many jurisdictions. This requires news media to rely on sketch artists for illustrations of the proceedings.

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Courtroom Sketch - History
... Courtroom sketches in the United States date back as far as the Salem Witch Trials during the 17th century ... Courtroom sketch artists were present for the trial of abolitionist John Brown ... long before photography was a practical option for courtroom news coverage ...

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