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A new market has opened for painters after a recent Supreme Council of Justice (SCJ) decision to ban shooting trials. Al-Masry Al-Youm has tapped into painter Khaled Abdel Aty's expertise to draw a trial's proceedings. However, Abdel Aty has been banned by Justice to draw, ordered guards to take away his drawings and called him up at his office, where he asked him to draw court proceedings from memory. According to Abdel Aty, expressive drawing is important to record events. "Justices will get used to painters in courtrooms," added Abdel Aty. The court decision has, however, sparked a new controversy about shooting trails, given SCJ's decision is meant to avoid impact on court rulings. However, SCJ's decision does not discuss expressive representations, particulary given painters do not move inside courtroom and by no means influences court ruling. Moreover, sketchy drawings are not an invention but a practice in many countries, such as in the United States and the United Kingdom, where drawings are used to represent court proceedings and are by no means disruptive of court order.