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Judge says no portraits in courtrooms for criminal trials (access required)

A Fairfax judge has declared that when he presides over jury trials of criminal defendants, such trials “shall proceed in a courtroom devoid of portraits in the furtherance of justice.” Fair trial concerns “The Court has before it the question whether it should permit a jury trial to take place in a courtroom gilded with portraits ...