Judges, lawyers, and even defendants regularly cite legal precedence to back their cases or decisions.
In the case involving blah, blah, Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett quoted Captain — yes, he earned a promotion from First Officer in the movie “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” — Spock as he tells Admiral James T. Kirk “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”
Extra credit goes to anyone who can correctly identify Kirk’s middle name. Hint: Think Roman emperors.
Anyway, Willet goes on in the footnotes to his opinion to recommend the movie to the Average Joe, and Texas lawyers and judges. You can’t see it, but I’m making the Vulcan “live long and prosper” hand gesture here, which is kinda hard to do while typing.
No doubt a few of you are making a different hand gesture in reply.