Motto of the Order of St. George, Bavaria, Germany.
Latin: Justitia (goddess)
This maxim promotes the conception that the law must be followed precisely (blindly), regardless of any extenuating circumstances including finding out that the convicted person is innocent. It is apparently based on a situation presented by Seneca, "The Younger" (Lucius Annaeus Seneca, c. 4 B.C.-A.D. 65), who tells us about a man who was supposed to be hanged for murder, but he was sent by the executioner to a government official by the name of Piso because the purported victim appeared in public alive.
Piso would not change the sentence of death. Instead, he ordered all three men to be hanged: the convicted criminal because the sentence had been passed, the executioner because he was derelict in his duty by not going ahead with the execution, and the assumed victim because he was considered the cause of the death of other two innocent men.
Motto of German Emperor Ferdinand I (1556-1564).
Motto of Washington, District of Columbia, U.S.A. Also written in Latin as: Justicia omnibus.
Motto of Friedrich, Count of the Palatinate of Vohenstrauss (1557-1597).
Motto of Johann Georg I, Elector of Saxony (1585-1656).
Motto of Johann Georg II, Elector of Saxony (1613-1680).
Motto of Adolf Friedrich I, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1588-1658).
Motto on the seal of the United States Department of Justice. "Someone who follows in defense of Lady Justice."