Shira Scheindlin


In this courtroom sketch, Judge Shira Scheindlin is shown during a hearing for former Soviet military officer Viktor Bout Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 in Federal Court in New York. Bout, 43, was extradited to the U.S. from Thailand two months ago to face conspiracy charges that accuse him of agreeing to sell powerful weapons to a terrorist group. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)