The Dying Art of Courtroom Illustration

(via Atlas Obscura)  Courtroom art has been a feature of the American media landscape since just after the high-profile Charles Lindbergh case in 1935.  Newsreels of courtroom action, filmed from secret cameras in the New Jersey courtroom, were sent to movie theaters across the country. And so, when the trial was over, the American Bar Association banned cameras from courtrooms altogether. (To this day, they’re not allowed in federal court, though that may soon change.)

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