Monday, September 10, 2007
This Lady Justice’s statue is in front of the Supreme Court (of yesterdays photo), its just weird to see that the scales of justice is tilted… it gives you an impression that ______.
Well, anyways, I checked the internet why is this lady always seen in courtrooms and here’s what I found: “Lady Justice is an allegorical personification of the moral force that underlies the legal system. The statue dates it origins from ancient Greek and Roman times as the lady represented is Themis, the goddess of justice and law. Well known for her clear sightedness, she typically holds a sword in one hand and scales in the other. Lady Justice is often depicted wearing a blindfold. This is done in order to indicate that justice is meted out objectively, without fear or favor, regardless of the identity or power. The scales that she holds represent the impartiality with which justice is served and the sword signifies the power that is held by those making the decision.”