Thursday, March 17, 2005

What Does Justice Mean: Why Is The World Not Fair?

The Canadian Legal System…justice…the law.

Thinking about the recent decision in Vancouver acquitting the accused in the 1985 Air India bombing…thinking about the Virk family struggling through the third trial to determine culpability in the 1997 murder of their daughter…

And, in California, Scott Peterson was sentenced to death for murdering his pregnant wife.


Justice \Jus"tice\, n. [F., fr. L. justitia, fr. justus just. See Just, a.] 1. The quality of being just; conformity to the principles of righteousness and rectitude in all things; strict performance of moral obligations; practical conformity to human or divine law; integrity in the dealings of men with each other; rectitude; equity; uprightness… 3. The rendering to every one his due or right; just treatment; requital of desert; merited reward or punishment; that which is due to one's conduct or motives…

[Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) ]


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