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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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