You’ve gottah love it when Supreme courts award Mr. Spock for writing the line “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” Justice Willett made sure that he cited Mr. Spock as the author of the quote in his footnotes of Robinson v. Crown Cork and Seal. His purpose was to explain and promote the need for proper policing. He even recommended that folks watch “Wrath Of Khan”!
As an author myself, I’m awestruck at the outright stupidity of persons in high rank that are supposed to be well informed, highly educated individuals. I actually laughed out loud when I saw Anton Olsen’s article for GeekDad on Wired.com. You’ve got to really stump me to get an “Ah haha!” out of me, seriously. Hasn’t anyone been paying attention? The quote is from Charles Dickens’ work, “A Tale of Two Cities”. Apparently Justice Willett wasn’t, eh?
For a moment I thought, “Oh, good, they’re actually using D.C.Fontana’s work or Richard Matheson’s work to promote justice!” No, it wasn’t. And poor Mr. Spock would be rolling in his grave (well, now he hasn’t got one, has he?) thinking of the great injustice done to one of his favorite authors. He’d probably be thinking the same thing I am…”Oh, God, just shoot me now.”