Justice is a broad and hazy subject. It is one of the most elusive and debatable concepts known to humankind, and disagreements over its meaning have spawned revolutions, religions, and civil wars. I do not advance here some grand and novel theory of justice. But what I do suggest is that people will regard a result as just if they regard the process leading to it as fair and if they believe the people responsible for it are fair-minded. It is often said that justice not only must be done but also must be seen to be done. Right now, many people in this country do not see fair process, nor do they understand it. There is a crisis of confidence in modern America, but it is not always in the failure of the law or the breakdown of the constitutional process. What we have is a system too often marred by men and women who come to justice with a closed mind, with inaccurate preconceptions, with bias, with self interest, with a belief that the system is something to beat, to circumvent, rather than as a way to reach the truth….

Integrity, leadership, decision making, and moral reasoning. These are all crucial to the meaning and nature of justice.

~ Preet Bharara   b 1968   United States   Lawyer

Historical Age, American Era, 1950; Astrological Age, Pisces 1 AD – 2000; Sun Sign, Libra