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Injustice

American concentration camps
110,000 Japanese-Americans incarcerated during WWII. [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 487]
Bassianus
murdered after being falsely accused. [Br. Lit.: Titus Andronicus]
Bean, Judge Roy
(1825–1904) his brand of justice was the only “law west of the Pecos.” [Am. Hist.: WB, 2, 137]
Ben Hur
wrongly accused of attempted murder. [Am. Lit.: Ben Hur, Hart, 72]
Bleak House
a fortune is dissipated by the long legal battle of Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce, and the heir dies in misery. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Bleak House]
Bligh, William
(1754–1817) naval officer accused of practising unfair and illegal cruelties. [Br. Hist.: EB, II: 82; Am. Lit.: Mutiny on the Bounty]
Bok, Yakov
Jew falsely accused of ritual murder in Russia. [Am. Lit.: The Fixer]
Budd, Billy
courtmartialed and unjustly hanged as mutineer and murderer. [Am. Lit.: Billy Budd]
Child of the Cord
defendants brought before the Vehmgerichte. [Ger. Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 166]
Dred Scott
decision majority ruling by Supreme Court that a slave is property and not a U.S. citizen (1857). [Am. Hist.: Payton, 203]
Dreyfus, Capt. Albert
(1859–1935) imprisoned on Devil’s Island on falsified espionage charges. [Fr. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 60]
Eurydice Orpheus’s
wife; taken to underworld before her time. [Gk. Myth.: Magill I, 700–701]
Falder, Justice
law clerk commits forgery for an unselfish purpose, is imprisoned, barred from work, eventually commits suicide. [Br. Lit.: Galsworthy Justice; Magill I, 466]
Furry Lawcats
name given to a rapacious breed in Rabelais’s violent satire on the venality of the courts. [Fr. Lit.: Rabelais Gargantua and Pantagruel]
Hippolytus
falsely accused by stepmother of rape after he rejected her advances. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid; Metamorphoses]
hops
symbol of injustice. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 174; Kunz, 330]
Jedburgh Justice
Scottish version of lynch law. [Scot. Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 468]
Jim Crow laws
among other rulings, prevented interstate travel by Negroes. [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 485]
Joseph K.
though innocent of any crime, he is arrested, condemned, and executed. [Ger. Lit.: Kafka The Trial in Benét, 1023]
kangaroo court
moblike tribunal, usually disregarding principles of justice. [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
Lydford law
“hang first; try later.” [Br. Hist.: Espy, 160]
Lynch, Judge
(1736–1796) personification of mob law, summary execution. [Am. Hist.: Leach, 561]
Martius and Quintus
falsely accused of Bassianus’ murder. [Br. Lit.: Titus Andronicus]
Mohicans
Indian tribe driven off homeland. [Am. Hist.: Hart, 515]
Ox-Bow Incident, The
in revenge for having supposedly rustled cattle and killed a man, three suspects are lynched. [Am. Lit.: The Ox-Bow Incident]
Queen of Hearts
“first the sentence, and then the evidence!” [Br. Lit.: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]
Rubashov, Nicholas
punished for crimes he never committed. [Br. Lit.: Darkness at Noon]
Sacco and Vanzetti
accused and executed for murder (1927); their guilt has been largely disputed. [Am. Hist.: Allen, 59–61]
Stamp Act
unfair revenue law imposed upon American colonies by Britain (1765). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 475]
Valjean, Jean
imprisoned nineteen years for stealing loaf of bread. [Fr. Lit.: Les Misérables]
Vehmgerichte
medieval Westphalian tribunals; judges abused juridical powers. [Ger. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1124]
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And the thing is with me, with my injury, if I'm not 100 percent or close to it, I feel I'm doing an injustice to the team by putting myself out there.
To name just a few would be doing an injustice to the 25 or more others I could choose.
I think we would be doing an injustice to the people who live along that road.
With two games to go, we're within three points and fifth place could get it, although that might be doing an injustice to Ross County, who have beaten Hibs and Celtic to reach the Cup Final.
To say the Tynesiders had the play-off trophy wrenched from their hands would be doing an injustice to a strong Milton Keynes outfit.