LAW is not a “rule of civil conduct prescribed by the supreme power of a state.” Rather, Law is the “rule, principle, obligation or requirement of natural justice.” Law is “the organization of the natural right of lawful defense. It is the substitution of a common force for individual forces. And this common force is to do only what the individual forces have a natural and lawful right to do: to protect persons, liberties, and properties; to maintain the right of each, and to cause justice to reign over us all.” “Law is organized justice.”
JUSTICE: “When law and force keep a person within the bounds of justice, they impose nothing but a mere negation. They oblige him only to abstain from harming others. They violate neither his personality, his liberty, nor his property. They safeguard all of these. They are defensive; they defend equally the rights of all. . . . [T]he statement, the purpose of the law is to cause justice to reign, is not a rigorously accurate statement. It ought to be stated that the purpose of the law is to prevent injustice from reigning. In fact, it is injustice, instead of justice, that has an existence of its own. Justice is achieved only when injustice is absent.”
Law is defensive. Its purpose is to prevent injustice from reigning. The responsibility of the prosecutor within the Law is to defend the rights of all, and thereby to prevent injustice from reigning. The responsibility of the criminal defense attorney within the Law is to defend the rights of his client, and thereby to prevent injustice from reigning.