Day 1268

The Wheel of Justice

June 20th, 2015

Installed in front of the Queens Supreme Court Building in 1998, this bronze sculpture (zoom in) "tells the narrative of the court process and also includes the tulip and rose design taken from the Queens [Borough] flag. Images include: judge, jury, and notification of jurors."

The quotation found on the wheel — "Danger invites rescue. The cry of distress is the summons to relief" — is taken from Benjamin Cardozo's opinion in Wagner v. International Railway Co., "the paradigmatic case establishing the rescue doctrine".

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