A JUSTICE THAT RESTORES
‘Our justice system (at the level of litigation) is based on competition.
So you can win, but you were wrong.
Or you can lose, but you were right.
And the win is based on who has the best lawyer.
And that is often based on who can afford the best lawyer.
And that is the system that decides who wins and who loses.
Our notions of justice have us believe that if you are wrong you must be punished. And if you are right, you must be rewarded.
And that’s how we’ve understood things: the good guys win and the bad guys lose.
It makes absolute sense-
You are losing
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