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The Law and Star Trek

I’ve always wanted to do an article on how Star Trek is referenced in the law.  i09 started the process and listed some good ones in their article on 8 Ways That Judges Have Cited Star Trek From The Bench.  

I recall a Supreme Court argument from two years ago, where the issue was whether violence against non-humans in video games was regulated by a California law.  Justice Kagan observed that violence to computer-generated Vulcans would not be covered by the act, merely because of the addition of two pointy ears.