Monday, September 10, 2007

blind justice


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.”

3 comments:

Olivier said...

belle statue, sur un theme important, la justice aveugle ;o(

beautiful statue, on an important topic, blind justice ;O(

reyna elena said...

hay naku,

in the flippines, it's supposed to be blind justice. blind justice nga dun sa mga tuta nang iba, pero pag pinag-init mo sila, blind ang dating mo!

na-remind tuloy ako ni boybastos issue! not that i am defending yong gagitong yon, kaso basta basta ipapa-aresto? eh yong mga nangungurakot? ba't walang arrest?

sorry, na blind ako sa topic mo!

Sidney said...

People who love sausage and people who believe in justice should never watch either of them being made. -Otto Bismark-

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