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Report on Justice

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Report on Justice

My interpretation of justice is the proper administration of laws through evaluating the nature of legal matters, disputes, and findings resulting in the condition that every man receives his due compensation. In our country you may notice that this type of justice is known as Retributive Justice. Retributive justice is defined as the application of penalties and punishment for moral wrongs. This is easily seen in the U.S. through the judicial system objectively assessing the moral wrongs committed by a person and then accurately calculating the payment of punitive damages. Also our civil court system in the United States uses Compensatory justice which is compensating someone when they are harmed by another. This can be executed by using the concept of rightful morality based on such things as ethics, rationality, law, natural law, religion, fairness, or equity, along with the punishment for the breach of these ethics by pursuing financial and civil damages against another something harmful has occurred.

U.S. blames BP for Gulf spill

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/14/us-bp-spill-probe-idUKTRE78D0KV20110914?type=companyNews

According to reports contained in the article three main major companies were equally to blame for the Deepwater Horizon accident that killed 11 workers and spewed more than 4 million barrels of oil from the Macondo well into the sea. These major companies are Transocean, Halliburton, and BP and each of the first two companies place blame on BP for supposedly being responsible for all the operational decisions and the contributing causes of the spill and therefore should be the only company held accountable. However even though BP agrees with the basic conclusion of the investigation reports they say that the accident was brought about by a multiple of causes, involving several different parties

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