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The Symbols of Justice

  • The Sword symbolizes enforcement and respect and means that justice stands by its decision and ruling, and is able to take action. The unsheathed sword means that justice is transparent and is not an implement of fear. A double-edged blade signifies that justice can rule against either of the parties once the evidence has been perused.
  • The Blindfold: This first appeared on a Lady Justice statue in the 16th century; its original significance was that the judicial system was tolerating abuse or ignorance of aspects of the law. In modern times, the blindfold represents the impartiality and objectivity of the law.
  • The Weighing Scale: signifies that Lady Justice can decide is through a thorough weighing of the evidence and claims presented before her, with no speculation.
  • The Toga: is used to signify the mantle of responsibility and high-level philosophy that accompanies those who practice law and enforce justice.

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The concept of Lady Justice is very old, dating back to ancient Greek and Egyptian times.

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