Bill Robles: Pictures of History When Courtrooms Go Confidential

Courtroom sketch articles Bill Robles is behind pictures of history when courtrooms go confidential. "When the cameras aren't allowed, we're king," he says, as he adds color to what's supposed to be a black-and-white system.

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Cameron Diaz extortion trial, July 2005
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John DeLorean with co-defendants during their arraignment, April 1984
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Christina DeLorean, wife to John DeLorean, sitting in the courtroom, April 1984
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Christina DeLorean, wife to John DeLorean, on a different day, in black-white striped top, April 1984
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Patty Hearst trial, 1976
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Michele Hudson
ISIS suspect in Orange County court, May 2015
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Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes, July 2012
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Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes, July 2012
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Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes, July 2012
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Lee Marvin from the land-marking "palimony" case, 1976 (signed by Marvin for Robles)
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Lindsay Lohan with her attorney the day Judge Elden Fox sent her back to rehab, October 2010
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Charles Manson trial, 1970
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Charles Manson trial, 1970.
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Charles Manson trial, 1970. Some members of the Manson family shown.
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Charles Manson trial, 1970
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Charles Manson trial, 1970, jury pictured.
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Charles Manson trial, 1970. Manson holds up a paper complaining that President Nixon had already believed Manson was guilty.
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Charles Manson trial, 1970.
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Charles Manson trial, 1970. The iconic photo of Manson leaping towards Judge Older, caught in midair by LA County Sheriff’s Deputy
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Charles Manson trial, 1970. Shown: three of his followers who shaved their heads in solidarity when Manson did the same
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Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols on trial for the Oklahoma City Bombing of the Federal Building, 1997
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Lyle and Erik Menendez Trial for murdering their parents, 1994
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Michael Jackson trial, 1995.
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Michael Jackson trial, 1995. Jay Leno took the stand to testify.
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Michael Jackson trial, 1995.
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Michael Jackson trial, 1995.
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Michael Jackson trial, 1995.
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Michael Jackson trial, 1995.
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Michael Jackson trial, 1995. "Not guilty" verdict is being read.
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OJ Simpson civil trial, February 1997.
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OJ Simpson civil trial, February 1997.
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OJ Simpson civil trial, February 1997. Ron Goldman's father Fred wipes away tears while testifying.
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OJ Simpson civil trial, February 1997.
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OJ Simpson murder trial, November 1994 to January 1995.
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OJ Simpson murder trial, November 1994 to January 1995. This sketch includes an Ito-approved stamp created because Judge Lance Ito believed Robles’ images were too accurate and the judge required all sketch artists to clear their images through him before submitting to awaiting media.
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OJ Simpson murder trial, November 1994 to January 1995.
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Roman Polanksi sexual abuse case, 1977
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Rodney King, 1992
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Steven Spielberg stalking case, June 1998
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Stevie Wonder extortion case, July 2012
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Former President Bill Clinton testifies by video at the Whitewater Trial, 1996
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