How did justice come to called, "blind"? In Greek effigy, justice is represented as wearing blindfold and holding a pair of scales-- symbolizes justice. But why blindfolded? It was so, so she couldn't see the bribery around her and consent into accept them. The Egyptians adopted the "blind-justice" concept even further. They conducted their trials in a darkened chamber so that the witnesses, the pleader (lawyer) and the prisoner could not be seen by the judges. The Egyptians felt that this would result in an impartial decision-- with no mistaken sympathy-- although this system also have brought in an occasional misplaced prisoner. In the 21st century, I've understood blind justice differently from its origin.