Then the public showed up in her court room, spilling out into the halls. By lunchtime Judge Gearin was reconsidering her decision and the second half of the hearing was moved to a larger courtroom and a pool TV camera was allowed in. The UpTake like a lot of other media in town scrambled to get our equipment in place and we were able to livestream the rest of the hearing, visible here and on the Pioneer Press website.
But had Judge Gearin not changed her mind, we were ready to cover this the old-fashioned way. Ken Avidor was in the courtroom sketching the proceedings. Below is his art from the morning. While Ken’s work does capture some of what is going on, it can’t replace the video of the morning proceedings that you can’t see.