Ordinarily, the Jews, when trying a man on a capital charge, proceeded with great caution and provided every safeguard of fairness in the selection of witnesses and the entire conduct of the trial.  Jesus said: Be willing to suffer injustice rather than to go to law among yourselves. 
Even as you accord justice dominated by fairness in the light of the need of those who are brought before you, so shall you have the right to expect justice tempered by mercy.  The ending of war only will be possible by continental courts of nations presided over by a supreme planetary tribunal.  In the developed continental nation of a neighboring planet there are industrial courts for the settlement of all economic misunderstandings.  Money and influence should not control courts. Upon the impartiality, fairness, and integrity of its courts the endurance of a nation depends.  The status of any civilization may be very accurately determined by the thoroughness and equity of its courts and by the integrity of its judges.