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In law school they tells us justice is a process not a result. If the laws are “wholesome” in that they reflect the majority’s opinion of what should be and what should not be then application of the legalistic rules associated with due process should usually produce a result most would call just. If the laws are unwholesome and at odds with common sense and popular opinion the legal system will usually produce unjust results.

Whether some result is just or unjust necessarily depends on how congruent the law is with the jurisdiction’s culture and popular opinion. Just results are few and far between in the US these days.

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