Requirement for Consent, Form #05.003, Section 3: Meaning of Justice (OFFSITE LINK) - Best definition of all. Please read. Sovereignty Education and Defense Ministry
What is "Justice"?, Form #05.050(OFFSITE LINK) - Everyone wants "justice" but no one can agree on its definition. This memorandum ends ALL argument about the subject. Please read. Sovereignty Education and Defense Ministry
Thomas Jefferson on Politics and Government, Section 30: The Justice System
What is "Social Justice"? (OFFSITE LINK) - Prager University. "Social Justice" is the OPPOSITE of "justice" from a legal perspective.
Social Justice: Not What You Think It Is (OFFSITE LINK) - Heritage Foundation
Michael Sandel Course on Justice, Harvard University
John Stossel- Leave Us Alone
Generous Justice-Pastor Tim Keller
Doing Justice and Mercy-Pastor Tim Keller
God does not owe you ANYTHING-Pastor John Weaver
Leave Us the Heck Alone! Govt. Should Stop Ruling Our Lives-PJTV
Socialism: The New American Civil Religion, Form #05.016, Section 11.1.1: "Social Justice" as the justification for the transformation(OFFSITE LINK) - SEDM
Atlas Shrugged, 35th Anniversary Edition, Ayn Rand, p. 651
She looked at Judge Narragansett. "You quit over the same case, didn't you?"
"Yes," said Judge Narragansett. "I quit when the court of appeals reversed my ruling. The purpose for which I had chosen my work was my resolve to be a guardian of justice. But the laws they asked me to enforce made me the executor of the vilest injustice conceivable. I was asked to use force to violate the rights of disarmed men, who came before me to seek my protection for their rights. Litigants obey the verdict of a tribunal solely on the premise that there is an objective rule of conduct, which they both accept. Now I saw that one man was to be bound by it, but the other was not, one was to obey a rule, the other was to assert an arbitrary wish - his need - and the law was to stand on the side of the wish. Justice was to consist of upholding the unjustifiable. I quit - because I could not have borne to hear the words 'Your Honor' addressed to me by an honest man."
[Atlas Shrugged, 35th Anniversary Edition, Ayn Rand, p. 651]
Black's Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, p. 864:
Title given to judges, particularly judges of U.S. and state supreme
courts, and as well to judges of appellate courts. The U.S. Supreme
Court, and most state supreme courts are composed of a chief justice
and several associate justices.
Proper administration of
laws. In jurisprudence, the constant and perpetual disposition
of legal matters or disputes to render every man his due.
Commutative justice concerns obligations as between persons (e.g., in exchange of goods)
and requires proportionate equality in dealings of person to person; Distributive justice concerns obligations of the community to
the individual, and requires fair disbursement of common advantages
and sharing of common burdens; Social justice concerns obligations
of individual to community and its end is the common good.
In Feudal law, jurisdiction;
judicial cognizance of causes or offenses. High justice
was the jurisdiction or right of trying crimes of every kind, even the
highest. This was a privilege claimed and exercised by the great
lords or barons of the middle ages. Law justice was jurisdiction
of petty offenses.
See also Miscarriage
of justice; Obstructing justice.
[Black's Law Dictionary,
Sixth Edition, p. 864]
The Law, Frederic Bastiat
Justice Means Equal Rights
Law is justice. And it would indeed be strange if law could properly be anything else! Is not justice right? Are not rights equal? By what right does the law force me to conform to the social plans of Mr. Mimerel, Mr. de Melun, Mr. Thiers, or Mr. Louis Blanc? If the law has a moral right to do this, why does it not, then, force these gentlemen to submit to my plans? Is it logical to suppose that nature has not given me sufficient imagination to dream up a utopia also? Should the law choose one fantasy among many, and put the organized force of government at its service only?
Law is justice. And let it not be said - as it continually is said - that under this concept, the law would be atheistic, individualistic, and heartless; that it would make mankind in its own image. This is an absurd conclusion, worthy only of those worshippers of government who believe that the law is mankind.
Nonsense! Do those worshippers of government believe that free persons will cease to act? Does it follow that if we receive no energy from the law, we shall receive no energy at all? Does it follow that if the law is restricted to the function of protecting the free use of our faculties, we will be unable to use our faculties? Suppose that the law does not force us to follow certain forms of religion, or systems of association, or methods of education, or regulations of labor, or regulations of trade, or plans for charity; does it then follow that we shall eagerly plunge into atheism, hermitary, ignorance, misery, and greed? If we are free, does it follow that we shall no longer recognize the power and goodness of God? Does it follow that we shall then cease to associate with each other, to help each other, to love and succor our unfortunate brothers, to study the secrets of nature, and to strive to improve ourselves to the best of our abilities?
[The Law, Frederic Bastiat]
Readings on the History and System of Common Law, Second
Edition, 1925, Roscoe Pound
The object of Law is the administration of justice. Law is a
body of rule for the systematic and regular public
administration of justice. Hence we may
ask, at the outset, what is justice?
INSTITUTES OF JUSTINIAN, I, I, sees. 1, 3.
Justice is the set and constant purpose which gives to every man
his due. The precepts of law are these: to live honorably, to
no one, and to" give every man his due.
[Readings on the History and System of Common Law, Second Edition,
1925, Roscoe Pound, p. 1]
PAULSEN, ETHICS (Thilly's translation), chap. 9.
Justice, as a moral habit, is that tendency of the will and mode of
conduct which refrains from disturbing the lives and interests of
others, and, as far as possible, hinders such interference on the
part of others. This virtue springs from the individual's respect
for his fellows as ends in themselves and as his co equals. The
different spheres of interests may be roughly classified as follows:
body and life; the family, or the extended individual life;
property, or the totality of the instruments of action; honor, or
the ideal existence; and finally freedom, or the possibility of
fashioning one's life as an end in itself. The law defends these
different spheres, thus giving rise to a corresponding number of
spheres of rights, each being protected by a prohibition. . . . To
violate the rights, to interfere with the interests of others, is
injustice. All injustice is ultimately directed against the life of
the neighbor; it is an open avowal that the latter is not an end in
itself, having the same value as the individual's own life. The
general formula of the duty of justice may therefore be stated as
follows: Do no wrong yourself, and permit no wrong to be done, so
far as lies in your power; or, expressed positively: Respect and
protect the right.
[Readings on the History and System of Common Law, Second Edition,
1925, Roscoe Pound, p. 2]
Bouvier's Law Dictionary
JUSTICE - The
constant and perpetual disposition to render every man his due. Justinian,
Inst. b. 1, tit. 1; Co. 2d Inst. 56.
Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1996
Justice — is rendering
to every one [equally, whether citizen or alien] that which
is his due. It has been distinguished from equity in this respect,
that while justice means merely the doing [of] what positive
law demands, equity means the doing of what is fair and
right in every separate case. 
[Easton’s Bible Dictionary,
The Federalist No. 51 (1788)
is the end of government. It is the end of civil society. It ever has
been, and ever will be pursued, until it be obtained, or until liberty
be lost in the pursuit."
Federalist No. 51 (1788), James Madison]
Psalm 37:28, Bible, NKJV
"For the LORD loves justice, and does not forsake His saints; They are preserved forever,
But the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off."
[Psalm 37:28, Bible, NKJV]
Psalm 37:30-31, Bible, NKJV
The mouth of the righteous
And his tongue talks of justice.
The law of his
God is in his heart;
None of his steps shall slide.
[Psalm 37:30-31, Bible, NKJV]
Psalm 89:14, Bible, NKJV
"Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your [God's] throne; Mercy and truth go before
[Psalm 89:14, Bible, NKJV]
Psalm 33:5, Bible, NKJV
"He [God] loves righteousness
The earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.
" [Psalm 33:5, Bible, NKJV]
Psalm 106:3, Bible, NKJV
"Blessed are those who
And he who does righteousness at all times!
[Psalm 106:3, Bible, NKJV]
Prov. 16:8, Bible, NKJV
"Better is a little with
righteousness, Than vast revenues without justice. "
[Prov. 16:8, Bible, NKJV]
Prov. 17:23, Bible, NKJV
"A wicked man accepts a
bribe behind the back to pervert the ways of justice. "
[Prov. 17:23, Bible, NKJV]
Prov. 29:4, Bible, NKJV
"The king establishes the
land by justice, But he who receives bribes overthrows it. "
[Prov. 29:4, Bible, NKJV]
Isaiah 1:7, Bible, NKJV
"Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for
[Isaiah 1:7, Bible, NKJV]
Gerry Spence "With Justice For None" p.124
"The best antidote for
crime is justice. The irony we often fail
to appreciate is that the more justice people
enjoy, the fewer crimes they commit. Crime is the natural offspring
of an unjust society."
[Gerry Spence "With Justice
For None" p.124]
George Mason, Virginia Declaration of Rights,
"That no free Government,
or the blessing of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a
firm adherence to justice..."
[George Mason, Virginia
Declaration of Rights, (1776)]
Magna Carta, ch. 40 (1215)
"To no one will we sell,
to no one will we refuse or delay right or justice."
[Magna Carta, ch. 40 (1215)]