Friday, April 25, 2014

Famous case features in NY art show | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda News

Famous case features in NY art show | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda News

A mystery solved. The illustrations of the Bermuda Supreme Court below were not identified with any hearing details, only the lawyer names.  Quite by happenstance, the World Trade Art Gallery ( where the courtroom art show is on display) owner knew a lawyer who was able to track down the information based on just some key details. Story in the link above
and artwork below. All artwork was drawn for NBC Nightly News in 1986.

Attorney General Froomkin standing and Queens Council Smedley seated

Attorney General Saul Froomkin standing at lecturn by Elizabeth Williams

Thursday, April 24, 2014

How retired Justice Stevens would change the constitution: PBS Newshour feature story with Judy Woodruff

Justice John Paul Stevens 1975 confirmation hearing with Ted Kennedy seated second from left by Aggie Kenny

How retired Justice Stevens would change the constitution

From the Thirteen WNET website:  Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens talks to Judy Woodruff about his new book, “Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution.” In his book, the 94-year-old liberal justice calls for major changes to the Constitution on issues such as the death penalty, firearms, redistricting and campaign finance.

Link to the story above.



Bill Robles' artwork featured in link above.

Drawings from the Charles Manson trial featured in the book, below. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, former boxer wrongly convicted of triple murder, dies in Toronto at 76 | CTV Toronto News

Rubin " Hurricane" Carter in  Neward Federal Court by Richard Tomlinson

 News Story Link

Hurricane Carter was in court in Newark Federal Court when his conviction was overturned,

Richard Tomlinson drew him and his co-defendant John Artis in court.

Below is the article from the New York Times related to the drawings.

Richard Tomlinson's artwork from the upcoming book: The Illustrated Courtroom will be on display at the World Trade Art Gallery from Tuesday April 22nd through May 2nd.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Elizabeth Williams: Courtroom Artist and Co-Author of Illustrated Courtroom

In concert with the launch of the the book
below is a video about Elizabeth Williams , co-author of the book.
The video was created by Jamie Roth Becker who reported on many courtroom stories
including Bernard Madoff.

The book has been featured in the New York Times
story link


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Savings and loan figure Charles Keating dies at 90

Savings and loan figure Charles Keating dies at 90

sentencing hearing of Charles Keating drawn by Bill Robles

Charles Keating  was a major player in the savings and loan crisis of the late 1980's and early 90's.  Keating was a banker who ran American Continental/Lincoln Savings and Loan which went bankrupt. Many investors lost their life savings.   His involvement with 5 US Senators, dubbed the Keating Five ignited a huge scandal.

Story link

Joseph  W. Cotchett who represented the bondholders had represented years
earlier the Los Angles Ram football team and owner Georgia Frontiere
during the lawsuit of Al Davis and the Raiders vs the NFL. Both the
Raiders and the Rams wanted to move their teams. Al Davis won his lawsuit, moved his team to LA, but finally moved the  Raiders are back to  Oakland, after he could never get a new football stadium built, in the LA area.

 Los Angeles no longer has a football team.