A jury is chosen on the basis of its impartiality, 12 people -- or 23 in the case of a grand jury -- selected to neutrally arbitrate a matter so that it may be fairly adjudicated in a court of law.

Courtroom sketch artists, however, are not bound by any such compunctions of neutrality or fair-mindedness.


Because the courtroom artists who drew "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli -- ousted CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals -- in his federal trial on fraud and other charges this week.

Twitter users reacted with horror, then amusement.