Sybols of the Statue of the Lady of Justice

I have always wondered what the heck the blindfold, sword and balance sybolise. Where did thiese ideas come from. Please cite if you can.

Blindfold - Justice must be blind to matters of race, creed, financial status, sex, etc. etc.

Balance - Justice must be applied in a balanced matter.

Sword - Justice must be powerful enough to be effective.

Sorry - no cites.

Hey, dang, that’s MY link! " :mad: " :smiley:
—> http://www.commonlaw.com/Justice.html

More Google hits come up under “themis justice” than under simply “themis”.

More than you probably wanted to know, Happy Feet.
http://lawlibrary.ucdavis.edu/LAWLIB/August98/0180.html

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