‘The Scale of Justice’ Dedication Held Thursday

Los Alamos County Council Chair Sharon Stover and artist Troy Williams at Thursday’s dedication of Williams’ “The Scale of Justice” sculpture now standing in front of the Justice Center, 2500 Trinity Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rain forced the crowd gathered in front of the Justice Center for the “The Scale of Justice” dedication ceremony Thursday afternoon to continue the ceremony inside the building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council Chair Sharon Stover introduces judges from around the area who attended Thursday’s ceremony. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

District Court Judge Barbara Vigil, seated second from left, is introduced along with nine judges in attendence at Thursday’s sculpture dedication at the Justice Center including Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados and Los Alamos Municipal Judge Alan Kirk. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Adminstrator Harry Burgess and Los Alamos County Assessor JoAnn Johnson were among the local officials who attended Thursday’s dedication ceremony. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

“The Scale of Justice” artist Troy Williams describes the inspiration behind his sculpture. The Latin phrase on the front of the sculpture, “Ei incumbit Probatio Qui Dicit, Non Qui Negat” is a quote attributed to a 2nd/3rd century Roman jurist, Paul, found in the 6th Digest of Justinian (22.3.2). The exact translation is “Proof lies on him who asserts, not on him who denies.” Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

 

 

 

 

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