For Liberty and Justice for All
The “Arts” section of today’s New York Times features a beautifully illustrated interview with Yale Law Professors Judith Resnik and Dennis Curtis, authors of Representing Justice: Invention, Controversy, and Rights in City-States and Democratic Courtrooms. The book tells in words and nearly 300 illustrations the story of how the image of Lady Justice has evolved in democracy throughout the ages, so we can better the history and nature of our present-day judicial system.
The Times also has a slideshow up, featuring a variety of representations of Justice, and even Charlie Brown’s Lucy puts her spin on the sword and scales. Stay tuned for more updates on Representing Justice and an upcoming contest on identifying images and landmarks of justice as the book’s official publication date approaches. In the meantime, check out the book’s press release.