They were looking at the case as a litmus test for justice
The quote above a litmus test: minute 1:25 in the video below
17 feb. 2016
Litmus test: someone’s decision or opinion about something that suggests what they think about a wider range of related things:
The president’s policy on abortion is regarded as a litmus test of his views on women’s rights.
Lakmoesproef 1 scheikundige proef met lakmoes 2 onweerlegbaar bewijs – Van Dale
A kind of justice without lawfulness
The perception, the robust paradigm – the iconic Justice: blindfold and scales – crumbles impossibly and hopelessly, everything is thrown overboard and there is a drift towards meaninglessness. The pendulum swings too far in the wrong direction.
You end up in an inferior event of hiccups and dysfunctions, where nothing remains of justice.
A copy of the metaphor Diederik Stapel. Science fraud of an untouchable star academic with world fame. (Part 2 of the website).
There is not even an ordinary substantive question about the issue at hand: ‘is this really the case’. There is only the trap. The abuse and subversion of justice. A perversion of justice’, ‘pretended justice’, ‘preventing the law being put into action’.
An unfair event beyond shame, something without legitimacy, the paradox, supporting itself on nothing, crushing someone and riding roughshod over them.
Een kind is een kind
29 dec. 2012
At minute 4 in video 4 mentioning Scottsboro Boys of March 25,1931
Litmus test: A test to find out if a substance is acid or alkaline
12 sep. 2020
1Chemistry: A test for acidity or alkalinity using litmus.
2A decisively indicative test.
‘effectiveness in these areas is often a good litmus test of overall quality’
a way of deciding whether something is successful or true (also acid test)
The outcome will be seen as a litmus test of government concern for conservation issues.