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UNJUST. That which is done against the perfect rights of another; that which is against the established law; that which is opposed to a law which is the test of right and wrong. 1 Toull. tit. prel. n. 5; Aust. Jur. 276, n.; Hein. Lec. El. Sec. 1080.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Women's groups rallied behind Irene and set up a trust fund in 1974 to "thank [Murdoch] from all women because her courage and tenacity have brought the unjustness of our laws on matrimonial property out into the open...
This leads to a perceived unjustness in the law where under payment aggressively pursued but the interests of the taxpayers are not adequately accommodated.
Saeed says that in a place like the present-day Maldives, people are detained for their views or the posts they hold and are referred to as 'prisoners of conscience.' She adds that it is perhaps not the best idea to arrest seventeen committed journalists, committed enough to risk arrest for press freedom, to make them realise the unjustness of what it feels like to be deprived of their absolute right to liberty.
The Court, while not specifying the level of scrutiny it was applying, focused on the unjustness of laws that target a status over which the illegitimate child lacks control, thus focusing on effective immutability.
I guess people become this way to help themselves survive all the unjustness and unfairness and hardship around us as they go from point A to point B.
It is still a fact that women in general are paid less than men often for doing exactly the same job - an unjustness that no amount of years or legislation has been able to rectify.
In Poland Kulturkampf is inalienably tied to the image of the village of Wrzesnia and its Catholic children being beaten for praying in Polish, as well as with the unjustness of peasant expropriations (The Outpost and "Bartek the Victor").
"Fairness", on the other hand, is more litigant-focused, and may be understood as the justness of assuming jurisdiction over the defendant, or the unjustness to the plaintiff of not assuming jurisdiction.
"Of course, there is the clear unjustness of a situation where people who are willing to downsize but cannot find alternative accommoda-tion still have to pay the tax.
[Now the devil, realizing that through Christ he would lose his spoils, just as at first he had brought death to the world through woman, now through a woman wished to free Christ of the hands of the Jews, lest through the death of Christ, he, the devil, lose the power of death.] (17) This perspective on Procula's dream emphasizes the spiritual value of the crucifixion rather than the unjustness of the Roman court by depicting a foiled devil, frustrated at the prospects of Christ's conviction.
"But she is not getting a lot of sympathy at the moment and I fear the result of her trial reflects all the unjustness of that prejudice against the discarded wife."
(38) He recalls the unjustness of laws, the severity of taxation, and a climate of fear and oppression created under Henry VII and gloriously removed by Henry VIII.