Expert opinion: Justice cannot be blindfolded

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One of the most recognized legal symbols visible in the architecture of the Supreme Court Building in the United States of America is the female figure representing Justice, who is depicted in three sculptural groups.  

Portraying Justice as a female figure goes back to depictions of Themis and Justicia in ancient mythology. Themis, known for her reasonable sightedness, was the Greek Goddess of Justice and Law. In Roman mythology, Justicia (Justice) was one of the four Virtues with Prudence, Fortitude and Temperance. 

Over time, Justice joined scales to represent impartiality and a sword to symbolize power. 

During the sixteenth century, Justice was frequently depicted with a blindfold. The cause of the blindfold is in distinct; however it seems to have been added to demonstrate the resilience of, or obliviousness, maltreatment of the law by the legal framework.  

Today, blindfolds are for the most part acknowledged as an image of fair-mindedness yet might be utilized to imply these different qualities in political kid's shows.