Star Trek Cited in State Supreme Court Decision

In the decision for Robinson vs. Crown Cork and Seal, Texas Supreme Court Justice Don R. Willet wrote:

Appropriately weighty principles guide our course. First, we recognize that police power draws from the credo that “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” Second, while this maxim rings utilitarian and Dickensian (not to mention Vulcan21), it is cabined by something contrarian and Texan: distrust of intrusive government and a belief that police power is justified only by urgency, not expediency.


The footnotes also include a quotation from Khan Noonien Singh.

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