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)
Courtroom sketches are a good source of information graphic. Even though illustrations are considered outdated and inaccurate, Cameras are not allowed in courtrooms so illustrations are a good form to document the happenings that the public can not see
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