"Lady Justice is the symbol of the judiciary. Justice is depicted as a goddess equipped with three symbols of the rule of law: a sword symbolising the courtâ€™s coercive power; scales representing an objective standard by which competing claims are weighed; and a blindfold indicating that justice is (or should be) meted out objectively, without fear or favor, regardless of identity, money, power, or weakness.â€
Law is a system of rules and guidelines which are enforced through social institutions to govern behavior, wherever possible. It shapes politics, economics and society in numerous ways and serves as a social mediator of relations between people. Contract law regulates everything from buying a bus ticket to trading on derivatives markets. Property law defines rights and obligations related to the transfer and title of personal and real property. Trust law applies to assets held for investment and financial security, while tort law allows claims for compensation if a person’s rights or property are harmed. If the harm is criminalised in legislation, criminal law offers means by which the state can prosecute the perpetrator. Constitutional law provides a framework for the creation of law, the protection of human rights and the election of political representatives. Administrative law is used to review the decisions of government agencies, while international law governs affairs between sovereign states in activities ranging from trade to environmental regulation or military action. Writing in 350 BC, the Greek philosopher Aristotle declared, “The rule of law is better than the rule of any individual.”
Captains Log Stardate – April 22, 2012 @ 11:16 PM
It’s a late nighter around these parts as I am conducting research for next weeks installments.
Lets use a different approach by just leaving what was on my mind before turning in for the night, on the table so that we may come up with some different perspectives to consider at the rising of the sun which is scheduled to arrive on this side of the planet in approximately six hours from now as it may be setting on your side of the planet at that time and you view this post in the daylight hours of the present and all points in between reflecting a perfectÂ balancing of the scales as told by the image above featuring The Goddess known as Justice.