The Winter 2015 Bulletin of the South Carolina Association of Justice is out, and Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. is featured on yet another cover. The article, “Avenging Germanicus: the Murder Trial of Gnaeus Calpurnius Piso,” takes readers back to 20 A.D. for the trial of a former Roman consul accused of poisoning the heir to the throne of the Roman Empire.
Penned by CSA Law attorney Graham Newman, the article tells both the story of the alleged murder of one of Ancient Rome’s most beloved figures while also detailing the legal history of many of the United States’ most revered traditions, such as trial by jury, impartiality of the fact-finder, and protection of the court from public coercion.
The full text of the article may be accessed here: SCAJ_JusticeBulletin_Winter2015_Germanicus.