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Justice

The virtue by which each person is given what he or she deserves. For example, justice requires that an employee be paid for work done, or that a scofflaw be punished for his or her crimes. Justice is perhaps the most important concept in law. Many people seeking social change do so because they believe current systems are unjust in some way. For example, a socialist may believe it is unjust that a worker does not have the legal right to profit from the value he/she adds, while a capitalist may argue that it is unjust to deprive the owners of capital or other assets of their property.
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Cornwell, Doing Justice Better: The Politics of Restorative Justice.
He came to me five or six games ago and admitted he can't do 90 minutes and was not doing justice to himself or for the team.
After doing justice, then the leaders of the country can bring Hutus and Tutsis around the table to negotiate.
Actor Cumming's expressive, fully differentiated reading frequently soars, doing justice equally to both Whitman and Cunningham.
Jeremy McCarter has enormous shoes to fill," said Moss, "so he will have to forge a fresh path at New York magazine, while doing justice to the space that for 37 years has been occupied by a cultural legend.
Is it that the technology has improved for making them heard and doing justice to their rich tones, or are there a lot more strong double bass players around these days
The chapter on divorce treats Matthew's unique wording without doing justice to the complexity of views preserved in the synoptics.
Some things are best left as they are," he smarmed, before immediately contradicting himself by adding: "There will be one significant change, for the first time we'll have commentary on every Premiership game, doing justice to every match.
Sulamani is hardly doing justice to the near-12,000 entries that support him, although Bandari, his Newmarket conqueror on Wednesday, is at last coming good this year for his few remaining Ten to Follow fans (375 lists) and he has amassed 72 points.
After the vote, he stated that it was about acknowledging the past and doing justice, rather than stigmatizing Turkey.
From Globalization to Global Community: Making Peace and Doing Justice in a Smaller World" will take place Nov.
It was, to me, a scaling back of the recommendations with an eye toward pleasing law enforcement and prosecutors rather than doing justice," said Cook County Public Defender Rita Fry, who served on the commission.