Welcome to a special midweek edition of the law blog roundup.
Here are some news items to lead you into the week’s back stretch.
— Baltimorean Art Lien reflects on his first 40 years as a courtroom sketch artist. (Lien’s greatest sketch adorns this blog post. Notice the fine detail on the gentleman in the lower right foreground.)
— North Carolina judge issues fracking ruling, causes delay.
— Police-brutality/fatal-assault trial opens in Los Angeles.
— Screech prepares for criminal trial, presumably accepts he will not be saved by the bell.