Plato said that there is no true measure of justice, but it is important for a government to give the appearance of justice to society. This is a textbook example of that in action.
Don't just make up quotes and attribute them to Plato. It makes philosophers really angry.
"I really said that" - Plato
FORTRAN is not a flower but a weed -- it is hardy, occasionally blooms, and grows in every computer. -- A.J. Perlis