Representing Justice

Representing Justice

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By mapping the remarkable run of the icon of Justice, a woman with scales and sword, and by tracing the development of public spaces dedicated to justicea€”courthousesa€”the authors explore the evolution of adjudication into its modern form as well as the intimate relationship between the courts and democracy. The authors analyze how Renaissance a€œritesa€ of judgment turned into democratic a€œrights, a€ requiring governments to respect judicial independence, provide open and public hearings, and accord access and dignity to a€œevery person.a€ With over 220 images, readers can see both the longevity of aspirations for justice and the transformation of courts, as well as understand that, while venerable, courts are also vulnerable institutions that should not be taken for granted.... 567n50 Pritzker Prize: to Nouvel, 204; to Rogers, 235 privacy: in alternative dispute resolution, 320a€“321, 325, 335, 337 ... 21, 71, 409n270 Prudence (Virtue): in Amsterdam Town Hall, 50, 50f, 51a€“52, 62, 63, 64f; as Cardinal Virtue, 8, 344a€“ 347, ... in Last Judgment iconography, 35, 409n270; scales of justice in, 21 Psychomachia (Prudentius), 8a€“9, 384a€“85nn30a€“ 32, ... 156; cooperative use and, 490n176; federal courthouses prioritized by, 156; JCUS design manual published by, 156;anbsp;...

Title:Representing Justice
Author:Judith Resnik, Dennis Edward Curtis
Publisher:Yale University Press - 2011


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