Star Trek Cited by Texas Supreme Court

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Tue, Nov 2nd, 2010 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

The Texas Supreme Court when writing their opinion in Robinson v. Crown Cork and Seal, cited Mr. Spock, effectively making him a legal authority for interpreting the Texas Constitution.

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 Vulcan), 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.

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