Chapter Six: Representation and Abstractions - Identity, Politics, and Rights

“As democratic regimes came to power, governing bodies continued to insist on their own authority to select and direct artists to shape symbols claimed to signify their principles. During the twentieth century, however, as women and men of all colors came to be recognized as rights holders, the decision about which female body was to be called Justice became more complex.”

Juridical Rights and Iconography

  • Public Art and Popular Dismay
  • Batcolumns and Mariannes

Breaching the Conventions of Justice when Decorating the Public Sphere

Judging the Judges: From Spectator to Critical Observer

  • The Appearance of Impartiality
  • Duck Blinds in 2004
  • Restructuring Law’s Possibilities
  • Systemic Unfairness in Individualized Justice
  • Structural Interventions: Judicial Task Forces on Bias in the Courts

Glimpsing the Gaps