A shrine to justice is a "holy or sacred place".
The courthouse and the courtroom is, admittedly, beautiful, even though the expense of creating and maintaining a palace for several people to gather and resolve disputes (which is what courts do) is completely unwarranted from a taxpayer point of view.
But, since the New York State Court of Appeals is "a shrine" now, are now supposed to treat it as an untouchable holy relic instead of a place where our public servants are supposed to work properly - or be fired if they do not work well?
On the other hand, once you call something "a shrine", it will look bad if anybody would dare to criticize how the "shrine" works. A shrine should not work, it is there to be admired and worshiped.
Well, nothing unexpected from Cuomo - and I will provide the full analysis of the swearing-in hearing/ceremony when I am finished with reviewing it.