Monday, September 26, 2016

BRIDGEGATE OPENING STATEMENTS


Bridge gate Opening statements: L-R Atty Michael Critchley, defendant Bill Baroni, Atty Jennifer Mara, defendant Bridget Anne Kelly,  Atty Michael Critchley Jr., Baroni defense Atty Michael Baldassare, Judge Susan D. Wigenton.                        Artwork by Aggie Kenny

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/bridgegate-opening-statements-chris-christie-knew.html


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Jury selected in Bridgegate Trial.

Jury selected in Bridgegate trial



Defendants Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly first court appearance, "Appearance on Record"  9/12/16, Newark NJ Federal Court, before Judge Susan D. Wigenton. L-R Baroni, US Atty Lee M. Cortes, Atty Michael Critchley, Kelly, Atty Michael Critchley Jr.

artwork by Aggie Kenny 


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Jury Selection Begins In 'Bridgegate' Trial Of Two Former Christie Aides

Jury selection began this week in the federal trial of two former top aides to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who are said to have orchestrated the traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge in 2013 known as “Bridgegate.”
Potential jurors answering questionnaires in Jury Assembly Room on the first day of jury selection.  Artwork by Aggie Kenny

Judge Susan Wigenton who presides over the Bridgegate trial in Newark Federal Court. Artwork by Aggie Kenny

Bridget Anne Kelly, Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, and Bill Baroni, a Christie appointee to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, are charged with fraud and conspiracy for allegedly planning the lane closures as an act of retribution against Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, for not endorsing Christie’s bid for re-election.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Pasadena Now » Crowell Public Library Presents Bill Robles, Courtroom Artist Extraordinaire | Pasadena California, Hotels,CA Real Estate,Restaurants,City Guide... - Pasadena.com

Pasadena Now » Crowell Public Library Presents Bill Robles, Courtroom Artist Extraordinaire | Pasadena California, Hotels,CA Real Estate,Restaurants,City Guide... - Pasadena.com

Thursday, October 6th, 7:00 p.m. Bill Robles presentation in San Marino's Crowell Public Library

Through 44 years, Mr. Robles has mastered the art of on-the-spot illustrating, working for a strict and unyielding taskmaster: television news. He has said, “I love courtroom illustrating… the immediacy… working feverishly… the adrenaline gets going and suddenly it’s over, on the satellite and around the world.”
Drawing of Charles Manson by Bill Robles.
Mr. Robles is also one of the subjects of The Illustrated Courtroom: 50 Years of Court Art by Elizabeth Williams and Sue Russell, a book whose cover art by Robles shows Charles Mansion lunging toward the bench during his trial. As one might imagine, there are a few stories behind each illustration.


Thursday, September 1, 2016

NY DAILY NEWS: Beyoncé earns court victory as judge dismisses ‘Lemonade’ lawsuit

Beyoncé earns court victory as judge dismisses ‘Lemonade’ lawsuit from filmmaker claiming she ripped scenes




This "Lemonade" lawsuit isn't ending on a sour note for Beyoncé.
The pop star squeezed out a significant legal triumph over an independent filmmaker who claimed she stole scenes from his movie for her "Lemonade" trailer — as a judge decided to dismiss the case, TMZ reports.
Matthew Fulks sued the "Sorry" singer in June and accused her of ripping nine visual elements from his short film "Palinoia" and using similar scenes in her 60-second teaser.
Among the scenes he claimed she had stolen were a "red person with eyes obscured" and walls covered with graffiti.

Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan Federal Court who tossed the Lemonade Lawsuit.


But a judge said he assessed the lawsuit and decided to toss it, though it's currently unclear what exactly prompted him to do so, according to TMZ.

  Thomas Ferber (pictured) arguing the motion in front of Judge Rakoff, pointing to document showing differences in videos. "The protagonist in plaintiff's film is a white man who is distressed in the wake of a failed relationship, while the defendants' protagonist is an African-American woman who progresses through stages of suspicion, denial, anger and, ultimately, reconciliation in her relationship," Ferber said in  court. Artwork by Elizabeth Williams (click on image to see larger)

Beyonce's lawyer Tom Ferber maintained her innocence throughout the saga and downplayed the likeness of the two videos in court.
 Beyoncé, who earned rave reviews for her performance of several songs from "Lemonade" at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, released the highly evocative project in April.