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Why is the weighing scale the symbol for justice?

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March 13, 2012 2:58AM

The weighing scales is not the symbol for justice.

The weighing scales is the symbol for the process by which the

Blind-folded Angel of Justice reaches an impartial decision.

Because no issue is clear-cut nor black and white, all the known

factors and considerations and circumstances of the issue have to

be weighed against each other in order to reach a comprehensive and

an encompassing consideration of all the facts, variables and

influences, in order to reach the fairest judgment that is humanly


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