Skip to comments.Judges Love Star Trek Too
Posted on 09/05/2012 5:32:28 PM PDT by EveningStar
A lot of lawyers are geeks. A lot of geeks are lawyers. So it should come as no surprise that a lot of judges are Star Trek fans and they arent afraid to show it. Below are my favorite Star Trek quotes
from the bench:
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The needs of the many do not outweigh the rights of the few.
No wonderthe legal establishment likes that show’s namby-pamby intergalactic UN philosophy.
Funny he didn’t mention my favorite Star Trek allusion: Why were no Arabs ever portrayed on Star Trek? The show is set in the future.
Doctors, too. My doctor made a Spock reference and I replied with the next line from the episode which made him laugh. My husband made a jokingly glaring look from across the room because I had revealed my inner geek and because he is on the other side of the Star Trek/Star Wars never ending debate!
I enjoy B5 very much, but the one think I have noticed on that show is that NOBODY, except maybe the Shadows, has any impulse control... I don’t think you’d get any good judicial opinions out of B5.
Captain Spock: “Logic clearly dictates that the need of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”
Admiral James T. Kirk: “Or the one.”
As a young public defender for the first time representing a defendant on trial for a serious felony I remembered a few lines from a Star Trek (original series) show involving a closing argument by a lawyer to a judge .
As the Martian colonies did not then exist, I had to paraphrase a bit in using the same closing argument line to the jury in my case. I don’t know if it was the power of Star Trek, but I did prove that a public defender can occasionally win a case.
the last two human beings on earth, one a sunni the other a shiite, strangle each other to death
the sad thing is that it is not probable, but may be possible, that the only life in the universe exists on this planet
The Ninth Circuit often goes where no man has gone before
“Dammit, Jim! I’m a Judge, not a green-blooded Vulcan!”
Khan and the people he lead against Kirk were an allusion to the Arabs.
Of course seeing that “Star Trek” was first run during the Cold War, there’s no doubt in my mind that the Klingons were really the Soviets......
I thought it was Khan = Captain Ahab, Kirk = Moby Dick.
No no that was Mork from Ork.
Khan was implied to be a Sikh.
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